[KPhotoAlbum] Thumbnail Performance & Compatibility: ImageManager vs KIO

Tim McCormack kpa at brainonfire.net
Sun Jul 14 06:09:33 CEST 2013

On Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:44:08 -0400, Robert Krawitz wrote:
> The back end kpa uses for thumbnails, glomming large of raw bitmaps
> into a few files, greatly reduces the I/O and decoding overhead.
> Even on a cold system, there's now no noticeable delay *whatsoever*
> when displaying thumbnails.  This greatly improves usability of kpa.

How much work would it be to extract the thumbnail management as a
separate component for other projects to use? If feasible, I'd imagine
this could help with the maintenance issue by making the main codebase
less scary to newcomers as well as by putting more eyeballs on the
extracted component (if it is picked up by other projects.)

 - Tim McCormack

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