Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: April 07 2008,20:57
|In DSL I tried to standardize on smallish .xpms but I can imagine if one has a collection of all sizes of .xpm, jpg, png, gif and jwm is trying to dynamically resize them that it would be noticeable.|
Exactly, but at least DSL has settled on 32x32 xpm. Since those are mostly very small it's less noticeable in DSL than Vector, which has many 48x48 and scalable icons in kb (their menu icon alone is over 43kb!).
I had the total count wrong in the number of icons in the Vector default jwm menu: it's 82 (some are duplicates). I just did du on /usr/share/icons and they installed 55MB of icons on my computer when I selected the X package. Not to mention all the fonts and big fat wallpapers. So much for that "speed and performance" claim on their website.
I don't know how much more improvement I could get if I recompile jwm without xft, icons, xpm, png, shape, etc.
edit: Removed remark about compiling without options later in the week because I did it while waiting for conference call to start.
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