Re: How to make Packages file 50% smaller
>>>>> "Joey" == Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Joey> Alexander Hvostov wrote:
>> I suggest splitting off each description into a separate file,
>> like Brian suggests, and then having dselect et al download
>> descriptions on demand. That's almost as fast and helps
Joey> Good greif. Some of us upgrade offline. *Many* of us have
Joey> high latency or low bandwidth connections. I'd rather have a
I also have to pay for each megabyte I receive. It is not cheap.
Also this link is shared, so while I am downloading huge Packages
files, I affect everyone else who is using the connection, too.
Joey> large wait at the start than turn every tool that uses
Joey> extended descriptions into a crawling nighmare.
I would rather have a small delay whenever I look up package
information, rather then pay to download large descriptions (up to
once a day), which in all probability have not even changed since last
Brian May <email@example.com>