[sword-devel] 1.5.2 + CD ISO

Paul Gear sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 29 Jun 2001 18:09:49 +1000

Chris Little wrote:

> ...
> > I had to remove tons of locked modules to get the CD image
> > built.  We need to do something about that soon.  I tried to
> > keep at least one module for every language we support so as
> > not to ruin our statistics :)
> I hope the heretical stuff & Gill were the first to go. :) I tried
> compressing a locked module (using mod2zmod with not cipherkey) and it
> failed, but once we get this working everything should be a lot smaller.
> I'd thought the cipher would increase randomness greatly, but the
> modules still ZIP like plaintext.

In general, encrypted text should not compress well at all (since there is
little repeated information).  The compression should be inserted before
the encryption.  I wonder why they still zip that well?