Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Waco TX
skin compression, ClieSkinner alpha test
I implemented support for zlib-compressed skins in ClieSkinner, after implementing support for zlib-compressed Bibles in PalmBible+. I've got an alpha test version that I would be happy to send to any registered ClieSkinner users together with a test compressed skin (I prefer registered users in this case as I would like users who are more experienced).
The compression does about 25%-35% for 16-bit skins, since lossless compression for images doesn't get that much. But, hey, any memory saved is a good thing.
Eventually, I would like to roll this into mySkin (the new name for SkinDIA) and SkinTW, but right now I am only deploying the code in ClieSkinner. Email me at arpruss at gmail dot com if interested.
For my shareware (FontSmoother, myKbd, mySkin, Accenter, FastLaunch and AtomClock) and freeware PalmOS software, go here: http://pruss.mobi