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Subject: Re: make the cvs build zips smaller?

Re: make the cvs build zips smaller?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 09:10:15 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 3 May 2006, Jonathan Gordon wrote:

> 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 -- --
Received on 2006-05-03

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