Re: Let's shrink Packages.xz
On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:07:25AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Ian Jackson <email@example.com> writes:
> > But the problem with lots of small packages is not that the Packages.xz
> > has too many bytes.
> > It's that the packaging tools, UIs (for users and developers), and
> > humans, need to think about too many packages.
> > This makes packaging tools slow, UIs cluttered, and humans confused.
> So we need to figure out how to solve that problem. But "don't package
> things" is not a good solution to that problem, obviously, and "don't
> package small things" or "don't use a packaging structure that works well
> for our tools" aren't much better.