Re: CD sizes again (and BoF reminder!)
Stefano Zacchiroli <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Ansgar has been experimenting with .deb sizes to make the packages
> needed for a minimal desktop installation fit in the first CD. It looks
> like that's doable by switching to xz compression for the involved
> binaries. Would you grant freeze exceptions for packages that only
> changes that?
Based on Sledge's list of packages for the CD images, I prepared a list
For GNOME, we can save up to 137 MB changing compression up to
task-gnome-desktop (108 MB by changing only 100 out of 969 binaries).
Or up to 252 MB up to task-laptop (183 MB changing only 100 binaries).
For KDE, it is 136 MB up to task-kde-desktop (106 MB for 100 binaries)
or 197 MB up to task-amharic (150 MB changing only 100 binaries).
Please note that these numbers include packages from the base system.
The real gains should be a bit less.
I'm not sure how much savings we need to fit things on CD1, maybe Sledge
can fill this? Also I'm a bit unsure why Sledge had a bit higher
numbers on -devel earlier.
Please take a look at the files in  for details. They list binary
packages, saving for switching this package (in kB) and the sum of
savings switching all packages so far (in kB).