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Subject: zip / fontzip / fullzip

zip / fontzip / fullzip

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 16:05:36 +0200 (CEST)


I have a pending patch I wanted to tell the list about first and possibly get
some further feedback before I commit.

It basically moves out the fonts from the ordinary zip builds. The reasoning
here is that the fonts are the same for all targets and they change VERY
rarely. Getting and installing the same fonts every time is kind of pointless.
Moving them out of the primary zip file also makes it easier for us to add
even more fonts without it having a major impact on the thousands of daily
downloaded packages.

'make zip' will then create zip files that look like today except for the

'make fontzip' is a new make target that builds a file with
nothing but the fonts.

'make fullzip' builds a package like the current zip - with all of rockbox
_and_ the fonts.

The is almost 1MB so the gain is pretty noticable. This is
also of course a gain in the CVS build system where each build server no
longer has to send back the same fonts to the master build server at every

I imagine that I'll make a daily font package for the daily build page, just
in case.

Comments? Flames?

  Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2006-05-10

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