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Dick Hollenbeck <dick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sun, 25 Mar 2012 06:16:01 -0500
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Some talk has been brewing about providing smaller icons for those running KiCad on a
I offer some tips here on how to do that most easily.
Suggestion as to easiest path:
*) switch to DLL/DSO based bitmap lib. All programs can dynamically link to the *same*
DLL/DSO bitmap library.
*) provide alternate bitmap DLL/DSOs, each containing a different sized set of bitmaps,
give user the choice at *installation* time.
There should be no C++ code changes required, most everything can be done from within the
one file: bitmaps_png/CMakeLists.txt
Only exception is the establishment of the PATH or LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the DLL/DSO.
Although bitmaps are generated using vector graphics to any practical size, we may find
that at smaller sizes they are too busy (even though they may be crisply generated using