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From "Lin Sun" <>
Subject Re: Reducing the dojo footprint in Geronimo
Date Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:49:39 GMT
Hi, what you propose makes sense to me.  Can you suggest the best way
to achieve this, possibly in a JIRA with a patch?

Thanks, Lin

On 6/26/08, Shrey Banga <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been working on the EAR PlanCreator and I've observed that dojo is
> shipped with all the demos, tests and experimental widgets in place, causing
> the folder to be about 12.8 MB on the expanded server (2.2-SNAPSHOT).
>  Looking at the various folders, I think we can achieve significant
> reduction in the dojo footprint and eventually of the server itself by
> removing the following components:
> dojo/tests - 579 KB
> dijit/tests - 551 KB
>  dijit/demos - 909 KB
> dojox - 6.82 MB
> From a geronimo user's perspective, the tests suite is not of much use as
> they are meant to test the widgets provided by dojo itself which can be
> tested by separately downloading the given release instead of shipping it
> with the server. Similarly, the demos, which are used to exhibit dojo's
> capabilities, can be run directly from dojo's website or downloaded and run
> locally without the server. Also, people trying to learn from the demos tend
> to use the css provided for the purpose of the demo, which is not
> recommended.
>  My rationale for removing the dojox is that these are marked as
> experimental by the dojo community and although some components are used
> often, keeping 6.8 MBs of code that is still experimental does not make
> sense. It is better to trust the dojo community to shift components from
> experimental to stable areas and then use them in further releases.
> Removing the stated components frees up about 8.7 MBs of space on the
> expanded server, which is huge for a javascript library. Since a Geronimo
> user can still include these components into his/her webapp we're not really
> stopping them from using these components, only transferring the overhead of
> using the lesser used components onto the user.
>  --
> Shrey Banga
> Bachelor of Technology, III year
> Department of Electrical Engineering
> Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

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