Originally Posted by tompe
I do not get why this is a problem. The reader would be very stupidly written if it used more internal memory just because of that. The reason I have not fixed it yet is that I cannot see how it matters when we have 2G cards to store the books on.
Well, my Cybook has only 64MB of internal memory. The whole set of images is around 12MB. If I get to the the 5 languages I'm planning, that's 60MB for this single book. (Yes, I have a 2GB SD card, but that's optional.)
More troublesome, for me, is uploading time. My internet connection is not so great, it takes me ~5 minutes to upload this 12MB file. A 60MB file would take 25 minutes... and although it's less than half an hour, it's too long for uploading a book, I believe.
The other reason is more "aesthetic". I think it's a waste of resources to use 60MB for something that should take only 12MB, it just doesn't look right.
But, as I said, I'm not blaming anything on you. Mobiperl is already a great tool!