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Subject: Re: zip / fontzip / fullzip

Re: zip / fontzip / fullzip

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-10

Why not have the dailies done as "fullzip"?

On 5/10/06, Daniel Stenberg <daniel@rockbox.org> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 10 May 2006, Manuel Dejonghe wrote:
>
> > Sounds good. Maybe the same could be done with wps/themes ? This would
> > of course make a wps-pack per unit (or unit-class).
>
> I built a zip on ipod video to get a large amount of WPSs to check the
> size
> difference.
>
> Removing all themes and WPS files from the full zip saves 148514 bytes
> from
> the latest CVS version. I don't think this little difference is worth the
> effort of having lots of scattered themes/wps packages etc.
>
> Also, when we improve the wpsbuild.pl script we should get less "bad"
> themes
> built and bundled (thus even more reducing the gain of a separate wps
> package). The current wpsbuild includes all WPS that fit on the screen,
> which
> means it includes lots of "too small" WPSs that nobody actually wants to
> use.
>
> > How are we going to help new users to understand that they need to
> install
> > two packs ?
>
> Release packages should be made fullzip. Daily/bleeding downloaders will
> have
> to read the upcoming big notice at the top of the screen I guess.
>
> > We could tell them to install 2.5 / 3.0, then to "upgrade" with a daily
> > build. (I hope the font format change was before 2.5 !?!)
>
> Yeps, the current font format was introduced in August 2004.
>
> --
> Daniel Stenberg -- http://www.rockbox.org/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/
>
Received on Wed May 10 18:58:49 2006


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