From: Rui Miguel Seabra (rms_at_1407.org)
Date: Fri Nov 07 2003 - 06:33:18 EST
I welcome this change! :)
Read on for more...
On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 11:12, Hubert Figuiere wrote:
> currently all of our Toolbar and menu images are stored inside AbiWord
> binary as static data (XPM format). I personnaly find this approach
> wastefull, and not convenient.
> So I'd like to remove them and make them separate PNG files in the
> source tree. This require quite some work in XP land as well as each
> platform, and might not be of everyones taste.
> -reduce binary size. This can be significant
> -simplify the loading of icons for menus and toolbars and speed that
> up (start up time)
> -these can be changed without recompiling (would allow theming)
> -better integration with platforms
> -on some platform it may require more files to install
With relation to packaging, we're talking of minor changes.
In rpm, it would e just a couple of lines in the %files section
depending on how many different directories we'd hae
> -increase build process complexity
I think this would be a minor complexity increase...
> -change something that already works
The benefits are real.
> -more work for platform maintainers.
Only once, I'd guess...
-- + No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown + Whatever you do will be insignificant, | but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi + So let's do it...?
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