Why are svg files not made smaller using scour?

Julien Lavergne gilir at ubuntu.com
Tue Nov 6 20:43:46 UTC 2012

Le 11/06/2012 04:44 PM, Hitesh Shah a écrit :
> I'm just beginning to learn about svg and I feel that the svg files in
> /usr/share/icons/lubuntu could be made smaller by using python-scour.
> I've "scoured" a few and seen that the file sizes drop appreciably. Is
> there a reason for not using python-scour? It is listed in Synaptic
> (Lubuntu 12.10).
You mean using scour is the packaging ? It's an option, but it was never
You can try it by rebuilding the lubuntu-artwork package by using dh $@
--with scour (instead of dh $@) and see the result (in the rendering of
the icons and the size of the binaries).

Julien Lavergne

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