On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:02:05 -0600, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Jun 17, 2009, at 15:07 PM, Trent Mick wrote:
The tradeoff is that .zip files are compressed as well. But I don't believe that difference in compression size between .zip/.tar.gz/.tar.bz2 is that big of a concern in *most* cases because most Python sdist's are small, are they not?
My project is 2.5 MB in .zip, 2.25 MB in .tar.bz2, and 1.8 MB in .tar.xz. I would be happy to save that 700 KB by moving from .zip to .tar.xz (once there is LZMA-tar in Python), but I'm more concerned about the permissions issues, which are still an unsolved problem in setuptools, e.g.: http://bugs.python.org/setuptools/issue6
But setup tools looks like it is trying to do the "right" thing and getting it wrong...
10% difference in library size is nothing.
Somebody obviously needs to look into the bug...