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Month: September 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] 3.5.13 SRU prerelease preparations

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:07:33 -0500
> 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.
> Slavek
> --

Interesting!  Are you going to do this in the R14 packaging tree as well?

When you are ready to release please let me know, and I will copy your
packages onto the mirror system via a new PPA.