> Shouldn't we increase the default for the tile_cache_size? GIMP
> was shipped with the default of 10MB years ago. Memory is cheap
> nowadays and I guess we can expect the average user to have
> more RAM available. I'd suggest setting it to 32MB.

Instead of guessing at fixed amounts, why not:

        - Detect how much memory the user has.
        - Pick a reasonable default in terms of percentage (say, 50%).
        - Let the user change this default, also in terms of percentage.

That way, the default the Gimp ships with will work with all systems, and
also on a given system if the user dumps more memory in, the Gimp will
automagically have better performance.

Just my $0.02,


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