OOo Image refactoring cost-benefit
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Some quick notes and stats. Needs transfering to a wiki...
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ActionTotal file space saving for install (kb)No. of files removed for a single themeCode benefitOtherDeveloper effortQA required Spec requiredUX issueHelp / documentation
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Strip HC images and create single theme.11,2623,332Simplify handling of A11y. Better code and less strings.May prompt better HC theme design, and due to major effort would help clean up some redundant icons in the process.MajorMajor. There are many hard coded HC references. All areas would need testing.Probably not. May need to update existing specifications.Yes. Probably improved UX as would avoid problems with autodetection of dark themes.Update
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Seperate out help images from icon theme. [e.g. 'hlp_Galaxy'].1,825335-If not installing help, the user can avoid images, saving an additional 365kb.Minor? Would compliment current efforts for help images in Extensions.YesUpdate specs relating to Icon themes, etc.--
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Split large icons into a seperate archive package [e.g. 'icn_Galaxy_Large' and 'icn_Galaxy_Small'].-3,500 (estimated)
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Seperate out 'large' images (+32x32px) from icon theme. This also includes less frequently used Starmaths graphics. [e.g. 'img_Galaxy'].5,645803--Minor?YesUpdate specs relating to Icon themes, etc.--
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Place the 4,145 'commandimagelist' icons in top level of images.zip archive to avoid directory structure overhead.1,026-Code size reduction and speed up (?) as this reduces the string size for each icon accessed.Faster access times if combined with packimages sorting order?Minor.Yes. Minor.No.No.No.
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Run further optimization of png files.
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Clever zip archive sorting to match access patterns
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