[Libreoffice] RFE: abolish memory settings

Jean-Baptiste Faure jbf.faure at orange.fr
Fri Nov 19 04:05:20 PST 2010

Le 19/11/2010 09:30, Sebastian Spaeth a écrit :
> I hate the options dialog in general :), but one thing that has always
> confused the heck out of me is the "memory settings" and I propose that could
> be a nice project for someone:
> HOW am I supposed to know if 20MB for the LO graphics cache is plenty?
> And why should care about the space we want to allocate to a single
> graphics object? And even worse, what are the implications of throwing
> out these cached objects after 10 minutes? That is too much black magic.
> LO should adapt itself to the memory available on the system, and it
> should find a sensible cache expiry policy without me having to hardcode
> some arbitrary minute number.
> Can we do away with those settings and even better replace the
> under-the-hood with some sensible adaptive guesses?

Many users encounter problems when they insert pictures in their
documents, only because they do not know it is possible to tweak the
graphic cache size.
The size of 20 Mo seems ridiculous when you buy a PC with at least 2 Go
of RAM.

Best regards.

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