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From Luc Maisonobe <Luc.Maison...@free.fr>
Subject Re: [math] 2.0 binary distro corpulence
Date Sat, 01 Aug 2009 16:44:20 GMT
Phil Steitz a écrit :
> There have been a few comments on the size of the 2.0 binary distro. 
> The last RC weighed in at 12mb/17mb gzip/zip.  The large size is driven
> by the javadoc, the bundled site and the included javadoc jar. 
> Uncompressed, the breakdown is as follows
> 
> apidocs .....................32mb
> site minus apidocs ....36mb
> javadoc jar................4.6mb
> source jar....................973k
> binary jar....................759k
> -----------------------------------
> total ..........................75mb
> 
> As Sebb pointed out, the javadoc jar includes line-numbered linked
> source files.  I have no idea what value this jar has to users in
> general much less why the linked source is there.  I assume some IDEs
> make use of it somehow.  Does anyone have strong feelings about the need
> to include it?  If not, I propose that we drop it.

I think the javadoc jar is useful. It is used by IDEs for instant help
in the java editors. However, embedding the sources there is probably
not useful.

> 
> The reason to include the site is really just for the userguide.  The
> html for the guide itself is only 400k with maybe 200k of required
> images to support it.  As Bill pointed out, the bundled site has broken
> links.  Does anyone have any clever ideas on how we can extract the
> userguide by itself to bundle in the release?

The most difficult part would be to adjust the left menu. This seems to
be templates black magic to me ...

> 
> Thanks in advance.

Sorry not to be able to help
Luc

> 
> Phil
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