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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: dist size (was Re: cvs commit: apachen/htdocs/manual LICENSE)
Date Mon, 20 Oct 1997 00:05:55 GMT
Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> 
> >From the fingers of Chuck Murcko flowed the following:
> >
> >Randy Terbush wrote:
> >> 
> >> No. The license needs to appear in the source files to remove all
> >> doubt. There are enough questions about the license as it is.
> >> 
> >> If you want to reduce the size of the distribution, remove the
> >> docs. I don't quite understand why we ever decided they needed to
> >> be included.
> >
> >Not to mention that compressed, the license text takes next to no room
> >at all, since it is identical in every case, and probably adds only
> >about 5-10k to the packaged distribution. The separate manual
> >distribution is a +1, though.
> 
>     No..  -0 if not -1.  Lots of people (I'm assuming) download the kit
>     for installation on unconnected intranets, and having to go back
>     when they realised they didn't have the docs would be a pain to
>     them.
> 

Let's be realistic however... gzipped the full distribution is
less than 900k. I can't see any real reason to jump through hoops
to get it smaller. And htdocs is what, maybe 1/5th (uncompressed)
of the base.

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