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Month: September 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] 3.5.13 SRU prerelease preparations

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:04:27 +0200
On Wednesday 26 of September 2012 01:39:31 Calvin Morrison wrote:
> 2. Sync'd mirrors - Slavek, Tim, is there enough time to do this in 1
> week or should we push release back further?

While working on v3.5.13-sru I have achieved a significant reduction in size 
of the source packages for Debian and Ubuntu. First I noticed that in the 
Debian / Ubuntu source packages was contained metadata SVN - removing them 
the size decreased almost by 50%. Then I also replaced the gzip by bzip - the 
size was reduced by approximately 15%. The last step was the most significant 
that for SRU I changed package format from "native" to "quilt". This became 
the source file common to all versions of Debian and Ubuntu - the size was 
reduced by almost 80%. This allows the overall size of the source packages 
reduced to about 12% of its original size for 3.5.13.

Although the packages were added for new distribution (Precise), by reducing 
the size of the source packages, the total size of the PPA is lower than the 
original 3.5.13 - about 5 GiB.