adding mozilla-firefox-locale-* to the desktop ?

Paul Sladen ubuntu at
Fri Sep 17 18:24:20 CDT 2004

On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 12:43:47AM +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> > consider adding the mozilla-firefox-locale-* to the desktop seed ?
> On i386, this would add 2M to the CD and 5M to the desktop install, so I
> don't see a problem with the size (unlike with

If this type of thing (lots of locales) becomes an issue, I've just done a
test which has got the above packages down by 50%.

The Mozilla locales are:


In this case, I extracted the zip (.jar) files and recompressed them with
zero compression (`-0').  Having only one level of compression and using
bzip2 instead took the final Ukrainian Mozilla locale from 169kB -> 82kB.

While this might be a contrived and small example, aggregating compression
between locales may well introduce similar efficiencies and enable shipping
{,more of} them than would be possible otherwise.


(Yes, This is a Hoary type thing...)
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