Size of Cygwin's distribution

Jason Tishler jason at tishler.net
Mon Jun 9 17:56:06 CEST 2003


Alejo,

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 10:20:36AM -0500, Alejandro Lopez-Valencia wrote:
> Well, I am here downloading the 2.2.3 distribution that Jason Tishler
> so gracefully makes available to us Cygwin users. (Good work!)

You are quite welcome.

> Yet, I do have a little complain: size. Why is so big? There is a lot
> of unnecessary bloat caused by including byte-compiled files, both
> optimized and unoptimized. It is incredibly simple to have Cygwin's
> post-install script to generate all the byte-compiled files at
> installation file using python, compileall.py and a small shell
> script.

OK, submit a patch to remedy the above and I will consider it.  Note
that I am just tar-ing up the "make install" and doc trees.

Maybe it's time to split the monolithic package into multiple packages?
However, an important goal to keep in mind is minimizing the "cost" for
me to generate these packages.  Any solution must be script-able and fit
into my packaging infrastructure.

> Not everyone uses broadband!

Sorry, I've had a cable modem for 6+ years so I forget to think about
download size...

Jason

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