I originally wrote this as one single blog, but as I found out with
my previous BufferedImage articles, I tend to go on much longer
than I inteded at first, so I had to split it up. So now there's
2 parts to this blog: last time's VolatileImage usage discussion,
and this week's VolatileImage FAQ. This week, I thought I'd write
down various reasonable questions about either VolatileImage...
Way back when we were first implementing the VolatileImage API,
I had asked to come to the Swing staff meeting so that I could explain
about the new VolatileImage API and why Swing should start using it.
I got up to the whiteboard, drew some pictures (probably horrible,
but it's just a crutch for me when I explain things). I described
this new image type, boiling it down to its basics: