Re: GIF -> PNG in help files

Subject: Re: GIF -> PNG in help files
From: Thomas Fletcher (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2000 - 11:41:25 CDT

On Tue, 11 Jul 2000 wrote:

> When we went from AbiWord 0.7.9 to 0.7.10, the size of
> the setup program increased from 1.2M to 3.2M on Windows,
> and similarly on Linux.
> My suggestion to reduce this size would be to change all
> GIF files in the help system to PNGs. Typically the PNGs
> will be much smaller, and this should save lots of download
> time for users.
> Does anyone have any objections if this starts happening in the tree?

As much as I'm commited to the PNG format and would like
to see its dominance grow in the web surfing world, there
may still be a number of web browsers out there that do
not support the format.

Just my two cents. How much space savings is made if you
actually do the conversion?

Thomas (toe-mah) Fletcher QNX Software Systems Neutrino Development Group

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