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Subject: Re: Skin buffer size

Re: Skin buffer size

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:33:50 +1000

On 16 July 2010 12:13, Edgar Toernig <> wrote:
> Jonathan Gordon wrote:
>> You are preaching to the choir here, The way people care about tiny
>> amounts of RAM is rediculous, but that is what we do...
> Rediculous indeed.  Btw, 1*SKIN_FONT_SIZE or 5*SKIN_FONT_SIZE
> doesn't change the available buffer space reported by System->
> Rockbox Info: it stays at 7.34MB (on an 8MB device!).

That would be a rounding error then. The clip+ is the first clip with
8MB ram, the earlier ones have under 1MB so taking away 15KB from

There is no right answer on how to do this until we have a dynamically
sized skin buffer which who knows when that will happen.

The other option of course is to figure out why your skin is using so
much buffer and how to cut that down. How many fonts are you loading?
how many images? etc?
Received on 2010-07-16

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