This change largely targets dev users, but it could potentially change behaviour in production.
Jamie Wilson & I debugged a problem where “should not be larger than the maximum thumbnail size” would fail due to timeouts.
On our systems, on ImageMagick 7.1.0-2, with inkscape installed, IM would attempt to rasterise the svg then check the resulting filesize, causing the test to timeout.
As of now, we haven’t found a way to cause this to behave better, but have a
workaround in that forcing IM to use the internal renderer (
perform quickly, but error out on more complex files. We can at least try the
fast path before falling back to the potentially slower method.