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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Dec 26 12:11:36 UTC 2006

On 26/12/06, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Gregory Maxwell wrote:

> >Ignoring firefox bugs with SVGs for a moment (which really aren't
> >related to image size so much)... is there *actually* an issue with
> >low end systems *crashing* when they view large images?
> >In order to test these complaints, I opened a 6000x7000 jpeg image on
> >an old win95 box with 64 megs of ram without crashing.. although it
> >was slow.

> There are times when being slow is as good as crashing.  If after a full
> minute of my old computer trying to download that image it remains
> completely unresponsive it's quacking like a crash.  Things might have
> improved if I had waited another minute, but I don't know that.

I gotta say "don't do that then." The SVG is rendered on the media
description page, you don't *have* to click through.

- d.

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