[Foundation-l] when uploading pictures to commons ....

James Hare messedrocker at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 11:21:06 UTC 2006

I know it sounds tempting, but the "Crash my computer" button on Commons
will just have to not be clicked. :)

In other words, if you know an image is large, as in very very large, don't
click on the full-size version link.

Where is the image description page for this map, by the way?

On 12/18/06, Walter van Kalken <walter at vankalken.net> wrote:
> When people upload files to commons it would be nice if they would
> consider that not everyone out there has the latest PC hardware.
> My pc is a pentium IV, 2 ghz, with 1gb of RAM and a 64 mb graphics card.
> Not the worst system out there I would think. I found a new map added to
> the India article on the nl.wikipedia. Which looked quite nice so I
> wanted to see the original version of it. I clicked on it and crash
> there went firefox. Now I have managed to open the file but it
> completely eats all of my computer resources! It eats 100% of my CPU
> capacity and 500 mb of RAM for just this file (add to this the 250 mb of
> RAM that gets eaten by the usual programs on my pc and I get very close
> to my max). So when people upload files please see to it that people
> with lower configurations can use it! Most people simply do not work
> with the latest hardware available!
> It is this file btw:
> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/India_roadway_map.svg
> Waerth
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