Pref Migration Summary

Ethan Blanton elb at
Wed Apr 18 16:49:03 EDT 2007

Allan Clark spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > (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.

This has been discussed quite a few times over the past few years, and
general consensus is that storing icons is probably best handled by
content-based signature addressing (e.g., a hash of the file itself).


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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