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From Jörg Schaible <joerg.schai...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: [compress] Where to Place Big Test Archives?
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:48:46 GMT
Gary Gregory wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 9:45 AM, Luc Maisonobe <Luc.Maisonobe@free.fr>
> wrote:
>> Le 27/07/2011 14:54, Stefan Bodewig a écrit :
>>>
>>> On 2011-07-27, Torsten Curdt wrote:
>>>
>>>> But to be clear: this is quite some work just to safe some disk space
>>>> for people who check out the whole of commons but do not care about
>>>> compress.
>>>
>>> Actually my main concern was/is the size of the source distribution and
>>> network bandwidth rather than disk space.
>>
>> I second that. I know people who even in occidental countries still have
>> no access to ADSL and can use only 56k modems, with unreliable connexion.
>> For them, 15MB is huge.
>>
>> We should take care of the digital divide.
> 
> I do not see how. If I want to be a developer on [compress], I need to
> be able to run the full test suite.
> 
> The best workaround I can see is to create a separate download for the
> test data. This allows developers who need sources for debugging to
> still get them without downloading GBs of test data.

With a separate Maven profile you have exactly that.

- Jörg


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