Oliver Graf wrote:
> > Future versions of XEmacs will have greater dependence on
> > we convert internal Xpm images to PNG.
> Oh dear. That's anyone that doesn't use `normal' colours stuffed.
What does 'normal colors stuffed' mean?
By `normal' colours, I mean light background, dark foreground. If
(like me) you have a dark background, then you need to use light
foreground colours. Doing this for text is simple enough. Doing it for
Xpm images is also straightforward (via xpm-color-symbols), provided
that they have symbolic colours defined.
However, if all of the images simply contain hardcoded colour
settings, the overall appearance tends to get worse the further your
colour scheme is from that of whoever designed the images.
Worse still, once people start using full-colour images as icons and
doing things like blending the edges of an image against a specific
background colour, you end up with images that look crap against any
other background colour. The one from the splash screen is a good
> > PNG provides lossless, highly compressed graphics with 24
bit color. It
> > is superior to everything that we are currently using.
> Except Xpm.
Why is XPM superiour to PNG? Cause it's plain text?
That's an advantage (IMHO), but the main issue for me is symbolic
Glynn Clements <glynn(a)sensei.co.uk>