Pref Migration Summary

Allan Clark allanc at
Wed Apr 18 16:33:20 EDT 2007

On 4/12/07, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:
> Mark Doliner spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > We cache the icons you've set for yourself in case a user moves or
> > deletes the file that was chosen as their icon.  This is also minor,
> > but people would need to set the icon again for their accounts.
> It's not hard to migrate those icons, specifically, though, and leave
> the others behind.  Perhaps we could just migrate *all* referenced
> icons, and leave behind unreferenced icons?
> (I don't know about you guys, but I have a ton of icons in .gaim/icons
> which I'm pretty sure aren't being used, many of which are
> byte-for-byte identical.)

Is it possible to reduce that from happening by being aware of the
checksum of an icon?  Some image formats have signatures.


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