Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: themes, skins, backdrops and RAM usage... (i.e sure to be controversial)
Re: themes, skins, backdrops and RAM usage... (i.e sure to be controversial)
From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 10:01:31 -0800
2009/12/22 pondlife <pondlife_at_ntlworld.com>:
>>> E.g. you could make parsing a two-way process and only detect the memory
>>> needs (small, medium, large, very large) in the first pass.
>>> The first pass could be done when the user selects a new theme or the
>>> themes could define which size they need.
>>> If the new size match the previous one (e.g. still "medium") it could
>>> keep the current buffer size;
>>> if the new one needs less size (e.g. previous "medium", now "small") it
>>> could define the new buffer size but still use the current one; the new
>>> size will be set and used after next reboot.
>>> if the new one needs more space (e.g. previous "medium", now "large") it
>>> could define the new buffer size and tell the user to reboot the device.
>> I like that idea (I think it has come up before, but still)! Might be a
>> little pain for people who are addicted to changing themes every few
>> minutes though.
> I also like that idea - how often do people really change themes?
> Maybe with this there would be no reason to have the S/M/L/XL categories at
> all, just work out the number of bytes required, compare to the number
> allocated, and prompt for a reboot to change theme if needed?
Its not possible to find out how much RAM a theme needs without fully loading it
Received on 2009-12-22