[sword-devel] InstallSize was Re: Some new modules

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Tue Mar 3 16:35:49 MST 2009

Chris Little wrote:
> DM Smith wrote:
>> Chris/Troy,
>> Can we please actually add this to the conf's. I think it becomes  
>> important for larger modules, so perhaps, we say that the default for  
>> the entry is <2M? (or whatever would be about 15 minutes on dialup) I  
>> don't see any reason that it needs to be highly accurate. The nearest  
>> K or even 100K should be sufficient. That is a minor change to the  
>> module would not warrant re-computation.
>> It is so easy to script and automate and our conf's rarely change.
>> For compressed modules, this is nearly the same as the download size.  
>> For uncompressed modules, even if we do ftp compression on the fly, it  
>> is still a good measure of transit time.
> I would imagine this is something Troy should install on the server. I 
> don't have any objection. I just thinks it's a server admin matter to 
> install the script.
> --Chris

This is an ancient thread which - after running a year or so is ending
in a fade out.

The agreement appears to have been there. But the implementatio is not.

It has come up again during the wiki comparison - that some applications
laboriously calculate install size and warn while it would be nice and
easy if this info was provided as a part of the module configuration file.

I am running a tiny netbook with small "harddrive" flash thing. So
install size is suddenly again quite crucial.


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