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Re: lynx-dev Re: release

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: release
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 100 10:18:58 -0400 (EDT)

> On Sun, Apr 23, 2000 at 09:46:25AM -0400, T.E.Dickey wrote: 
> > > (Jim wrote:) 
> > > Will you add the message catalogs to the release?  
> >  
> > I don't think we should: it's an increase of ~750kb in the size of the 
> > download, and is not usable on Win32, DOS or VMS (I see that 2.8.3's 
> > already 10% larger than 2.8.2). 
> >  
> > Instead, we should make it simple to download those in a single tarball 
> > or at least provide them in gzip'd form. 
> I don't see 750K extra in the compressed form: 

I got the number by zipping all of po into one file.
> With message texts: 
> 2353849 Apr 11 03:11 lynx-2.8.3.pre3.tar.gz 
> Without: 
> 2037220 Apr 22 18:16 lynx2.8.3pre.8.tar.gz 
> Bzip2 compresses even better.   
that applies essentially only to Unix (those others use zip)
> I think it will be more confusing to have 2 different release packages. 

If the po files were up-to-date, I could agree - as it is, they're not,
and it's likely that they'll be updated piecemeal over the next several

> We can go back to the stripped version for the next development cycle. 
> We should also have a source branch that includes checkins of new 
> message catalogs for 2.8.3 as they are written. 
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> Marvin the Paranoid Android says: 
> The first ten million years were the worst, and the second ten million 
> years, they were the worst too. The third million years I didn't enjoy 
> at all. After that I went into a bit of decline. 

Thomas E. Dickey

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