[Distutils] idea for Distribute: make unzipped eggs be the default

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 19:01:00 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 9:51 AM, Lennart Regebro<regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/7/29 Leonardo Santagada <santagada at gmail.com>:
>> I think P.J. Eby is right, we need to test it before analising the results
>> we don't have.
> No we don't, because zipped eggs are such a pain that speed is
> irrelevant in comparison. Those who *do* care about minor improvements
> in startup speed can test. And then they can set their settings to
> install eggs zipped by default.

+1 for unzipped eggs by default.  I've accepted the #33 in our tracker
and I propose to fix it for 0.7


+1 for creating a performance test. If we can improve the lookup speed
of applications
that heavily rely on eggs, that would be nice. I think a Plone-based
application is a good
sandbox for this test, because it uses hundreds of eggs. If someone
wants to give it a shot.


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