Size of Cygwin's distribution

Jason Tishler jason at
Mon Jun 9 22:41:40 CEST 2003


On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 01:26:17PM -0500, Alejandro Lopez-Valencia wrote:
> On Mon, 09 Jun 2003 11:56:06 -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
> >On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 10:20:36AM -0500, Alejandro L.-V. wrote:
> >> Yet, I do have a little complain: size. Why is so big? There is a
> >> lot
> >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.
> Hmmm... To cygwin's bug tracker/mailing list? Or to you directly?

I prefer a public mailing list over private email so others can comment,
etc.  IMO, the Cygwin mailing list <cygwin at> is the most
appropriate forum for this discussion.

> >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.
> Sure, I think what I have in mind can be integrated within your build
> script. I'll  give it a spin.



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