On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 20:44 +0100, Michael Vogt wrote:
> I was pondering about this problem as well and solved it for now by
> adding a little button into the package description in synaptic that
> fetches the thumbnail when clicked. Clicking on the thumb again gives
> the big image. This ensures that casual browsing of the package list
> does not generate network traffic on s.d.n
> I think even that will be quite a hit to screenshots.debian.net. I
> imagine in the future it may make sense to have a package for this
> (this was suggested already IIRC) so that the download bw is spread
> over all the mirrors.
Local caching may also be an option.