pretty please can we kill the png optimizer?

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Wed Aug 12 08:34:09 UTC 2015

Am Mittwoch, den 12.08.2015, 03:34 +0200 schrieb Matthias Klose:
> Hi,
> we don't ship cd images anymore, we are not limited to CD sizes, and as long as
> we don't hit some 2GB limit, we shouldn't optimize for size.  This "optimizer"
> adds for some packages 100% build time, in rare occasions up to 2000%.  This is
> not worth the savings.  If we want to optimize for size, this should be done by
> test rebuilds and individual patches, not consuming scare buildd resources.
while this may be true for desktop isos, we are still size constrained
on the phone, if there is anything seeded on the phone that uses the
optimizer today it needs to go on to do so (the phone images are limited
to the size of the cache partition of the phones)


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