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Re: data.debian.org -- requirements for packages

On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 at 13:09:03 -0400, Michael Hanke wrote:
> * compression of content
>   Any policy to enforce compressed file formats regarding the stuff installed
>   by a data package?

I think this ought to be case-by-case: some users of large data blobs
(e.g. Quake 3/Openarena PK3 files) already support compression, but if the
application that uses the data will be mmap()ing it, compression isn't
really feasible.

.deb files are compressed anyway, unless you go to some effort to turn
that off, so space consumption on mirrors should be about the same either way.


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