[sword-devel] File Compression (Was: Making Import Easier)

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Tue Apr 7 00:57:27 MST 2009

Just like to add an echo of that Amen on behalf of all my friends working in
Central Asia.

Moreover, there are parts of the world where there is no access to the
Internet, or where access to some domains is denied by agencies of the

btw.  Most viruses spread through CA by means of memory sticks (USB), rather
than by network connectivity.

-- David Haslam

Kahunapule Michael Johnson wrote:
> Greg Hellings wrote:
>> It remains a fact that a large portion of the world does not have
>> high-bandwidth download options nor does it have modern computers.  So
>> we're still trying to accommodate people who are on POTS or slower
>> systems with possibly tiny hard drives in remote areas of the world (a
>> supposedly still significant portion of the clients of SWORD are in
>> this scenario).
> Amen! Think of the One Laptop Per Child XO (toy) computers. And have
> mercy on people like me, who pay for Internet traffic by the megabyte.
> Compression is not a significant drag on high-powered computers with
> broadband connections (and, in fact, normally helps), but it is a BIG
> advantage in distribution of software and documents in my part of the
> world (in a nation with limited infrastructure, on an island a LONG way
> from most of you).
> Michael in Papua New Guinea
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