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Re: What about use xml for descriptions of packages?

On Sun, 2008-05-25 at 08:29 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > 13 x 10 x 20,000 = bloat.
> It would probably be more like one paragraph per <item></item>.

Still far too much.

> > Now that really is out of the question - please remember that the
> > packages descriptions go into the dpkg database which is already too
> > big.
> What's an extra few MB plus parsing overhead when "everyone" has
> 250GB HDDs, multi-core 64-bit CPUs and 2+GB RAM?

I am going to assume you are not being serious.

Try 64Mb Flash, ARM5 CPU and 64Mb RAM.


Neil Williams

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