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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] How to provide HDPI icons in yourplug-in

Generating the icons as part of the build would work, too. However, it would be nice if this occurred as part of the in-IDE Eclipse build so that all developers didn't have to install an external build toolchain if they want to edit icons.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:02 AM Andrey Loskutov <loskutov@xxxxxx> wrote:
Yes, this is the key. Version control SVG files, generate icons on build
and deploy generated stuff.

Am 21.09.2016 um 19:58 schrieb Torkild UlvÃy Resheim:
> Agreed, Iâm also -1000 on rendering SVG icons on the fly. Iâve actually tried something like this, with some simple icons rendered in Graphiti using Batik. It was just way too slow. So we ended up writing some code that rendered the icons as PNG during the build process.
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> Iâm not saying it cannot be done. But then I think we need something way more powerful than Batik. Also I think some serious work on icon handling is required. Adding support for @2x icons took quite a bit of effort. Is it really worth it?
>
> Best regards,
> Torkild
>> 21. sep. 2016 kl. 18.41 skrev Daniel Megert <daniel_megert@xxxxxxxxxx>:
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>> Since existing startup time *is* already a user concern, I'm -1000 for this,
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>> Dani
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>> From:Â Â Â Â Stefan Xenos <sxenos@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> To:Â Â Â Â Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Date:Â Â Â Â 21.09.2016 18:26
>> Subject:    Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] How to provide HDPI icons in your    plug-in
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>> What if we bundled SVG files with Eclipse, then on first startup with a given resolution we lazily render them to PNGs with the appropriate detail. When Eclipse launches, it would use the .PNGs from the cache.
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>> It could take a really long time for the first launch, but subsequent restarts should be fairly quick since it would just be loading .PNGs from then on.
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>>Â Â- Stefan
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>> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:15 AM Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 09/21/2016 06:09 PM, Antoine THOMAS wrote:
>> Other questions:
>> - Why render svg files in bitmap?
>> - Why not use svg icons in platform? This way the icons are always beautiful, no matter the resolution of the screen
>> it would mean that the IDE would have to "render" SVG to bitmaps at runtime (whereas we currently do it at dev-time). Given the number of icons in Eclipse IDE, there are risks that this consume a lot of CPU (in the UI Thread moreover...) and creates lags.
>> But it's just a guess, I'm not aware of any actual experiment of theorical metrics about the impact of displaying SVGs in Eclipse.
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