Reference Manual - 1.8.0
IDirectFBSurface   ReleaseSource

Release possible reference to source surface.

DFBResult ReleaseSource (
  IDirectFBSurface   * thiz

For performance reasons the last surface that has been used for Blit() and others stays attached to the state of the destination surface to save the overhead of reprogramming the same values each time.

That leads to the last source being still around regardless of it being released via its own interface. The worst case is generation of thumbnails using StretchBlit() from a huge surface to a small one. The small thumbnail surface keeps the big one alive, because no other blitting will be done to the small surface afterwards.

To solve this, here's the method applications should use in such a case.

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