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Subject: Re: make the cvs build zips smaller?

Re: make the cvs build zips smaller?

From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-03

I can highly recommend 7-zip to make things smaller still.
It worked wonders for The DevKit ...try it, I think you'll be
pleasantly surprised :)
And to boot it's all gpl open-source etc. :))

>>ive setup my computer with linux and moved it downstairs so it can
>>stay on 24/7 so youve got another build server if u want it (celly
>>2.4ghz, 512mb ram), the only downside is that my uploads are capped
>>to about 20KB/s so uploading the 2mb zip actually takes longer than
>>compiling...
>
>We're on 45 builds in the CVS table right now, and only 12 or so of
>them transfer anything back. But yes, adding a 100 second transfer
>time to the single build is of course no fun.
>
>>so, my suggestion (also happens to decrease your bandwidth usage
>>also) is to strip the non-comiled stuff into a seperate zip for all
>>targets.. (fonts, docs, wps, cfg, etc). removing this from the
>>build dropped 1mb off the zip size... which would work out a fairly
>>big bandwidth saving for everyone seen as these dont really need to
>>be updated frequently... (actally english.lang prob would need to
>>be in the zip...)
>
>This is repeatedly discussed and we've been planning on doing
>something like this for the 3.0 release. I can't say I have all
>details sorted out in my head yet as in how this will affect users
>and how users will know when they want to get a full package and a
>subset package.
>
>But I don't think having the cvs builds do "light" packages is a
>solution to anything as there will still be people who want to
>download a full version and then we need to offer such ones.
>
>Doing full/light packages will help the users who download packages,
>not build servers that create them.
>
>--
> Daniel Stenberg -- http://www.rockbox.org/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/
Received on Wed May 3 15:26:11 2006


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