New Programs for Hardy?
Joel Bryan Juliano
joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 03:40:05 GMT 2007
On Dec 8, 2007 5:42 AM, Joel Bryan Juliano <joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/28/07, Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 01:15:28AM -0600, Conrad Knauer wrote:
> > > On Nov 14, 2007 2:55 PM, Bryan Haskins <kingofallhearts999 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > because of this I can almost guarantee it will not see the
> > > > Install Disc for some time to come, even though Iced Tea is sure a movement,
> > > > we're working with 700mb here, compression only does so much.
> > >
> > > I'm not too familiar with the details of the squashfs compression
> > > used; how close would it be? Is there a way to increase compression
> > > at the expense of processing time? Could some of the Windows FOSS be
> > > pared down to make room for it?
> > We are always looking for more ways to reduce CD size so that we can fit
> > more things on the CD, although squashfs-lzma is not on the table at the
> > moment since, while squashfs is likely to be merged upstream soon,
> > squashfs-lzma apparently isn't. That said, I believe the next version of
> > squashfs uses larger block sizes to achieve better compression.
> > The Windows FOSS has already been pared down many times, and I think is
> > probably now near its minimum.
> > There are various other targets of opportunity, such as duplicate files
> > and unnecessary content in the English language packs, that we'll be
> > looking into as well.
> > Cheers,
> > --
> > Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
Other ways to save space is to compress png images using png
optimizers like pngcrush.
Using python one-liners, there are 10255 totalling 80239148 bytes or
76M in gutsy livecd.
Also, finddup (in perforate package) found 2549 duplicate files. and
binstats found 162 unused libraries in gutsy livecd.
Interesting is /usr/bin/perl5.8.8 and /usr/bin/perl are duplicates
occupying 1M each, and if we look at /usr/bin/docs, bunch of .tar.gz
files are duplicates.
Another way is (my shields are ready), XML/HTML optimizations.
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