Re: PDF files and dh_compress
On Sun, May 07, 2006 at 11:58:42PM -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> Of cause we can call PDFs as "text documentation", but often with the
> same success as png's with text in them. I bet policy intended to
> address regular textual (ASCII) files with documentation.
The "text documentation is significant. We're only assuming we know
what they were trying to describe here.
> Ironically .zip is among them (I believe PDF internally uses zip
> compression, doesn't it?)
Whatever the compression is, it is not too good.
I'm getting about 10-30% compression on pdfs.
Random text is just under 50% for me.
> > Once policy is changed, yes. But not before.
> So as to me, there is no real need in fixing the policy, but rather this
> question has to be addressed in dev ref, or in packaging practices. ?
It needs to be clarified somewhere. Is a 10-30% compression ratio enough
to make it worthwhile? It is not debhelper's place to decide this but in
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