#7786 HIGH 8.2.0 (: record activity is stupidly wasteful

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Sun Aug 3 16:11:31 EDT 2008

#7786: record activity is stupidly wasteful
 Reporter:  AlbertCahalan    |         Owner:  dsd                 
     Type:  defect           |        Status:  new                 
 Priority:  high             |     Milestone:  8.2.0 (was Update.2)
Component:  record-activity  |       Version:  not specified       
 Keywords:                   |   Next_action:  never set           
 Verified:  0                |     Blockedby:                      
 Blocking:                   |  
 (joyride 2241, from August 2008, but data may be older)

 In case you missed it:

 11. Thou shalt not store thy data in fucking XML base64.

 While picking through journal spam, I came across a 2 MB file
 created by the record activity. It had 17 items like this:

 <photo base64Thumb=

 It's a good thing I only had 17 items. I strongly suspect that
 the activity would run out of memory if a real child were to be
 taking lots of photos.

 I dare not ask if video also gets stored in base64 XML.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7786>
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