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From Chuck Murcko <ch...@Topsail.ORG>
Subject Re: dist size (was Re: cvs commit: apachen/htdocs/manual LICENSE)
Date Sun, 19 Oct 1997 22:55:14 GMT
Randy Terbush wrote:
> > According to Brian Behlendorf:
> >
> > >  At some point (before 1.3 final?) this should be propagated to all the
> > >  places where the license is printed (i.e. all .c and .h files, where
> > >  else?).  Either that or we leave the license out of individual source code
> > >  files; it would certainly make the distribution smaller.
> >
> > Good idea (IMHO) this would make the distribution approx. 350k smaller.
> > I'm also wondering if it would be good idea to remove the manual (850k) from
> > the distribution and create a separate manual-distribution?
> >
> >
> > ciao...
> 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.
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA

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