New 3.9alpha image is ready! (sort of)

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Tue Jul 5 15:01:33 UTC 2005

Am 05.07.2005 um 16:51 schrieb Doug Way:

> On Tue, 5 Jul 2005 11:31:26 +0200, "Bert Freudenberg" <bert at>
> said:
>> Am 05.07.2005 um 06:08 schrieb Doug Way:
>>> One catch, though... the resulting image is dramatically larger
>>> than the original.  3.8-6665 was 11.9MB, the new 3.9a-6676 is
>>> 27.7MB... oof.  Not sure if this is a known problem or if it's
>>> something that can be easily cleaned up, I've haven't looked into
>>> it yet.  ...
>> Make sure you flush the Monticello caches (there is a menu option for
>> that in the MC browser's repository list menu).
> Ahh, yes, when I do this, I get a little dialog saying "35 versions
> flushed, 30,322,492 bytes reclaimed".  Whew. :)  The saved image is  
> back
> down to about 13MB.

Well, the size guestimate might not be quite correct, but it adds up  
to quite a lot memory.\

> I'll upload this smaller image/changes pair as a zip file later  
> tonight.
> I suppose I could even add an update to do this cache flushing,  
> just for
> this initial loading of all packages.

Yes ... we might also add a preference to flush the caches before  
saving the image ... Let's hear Avi's opinion on that.

- Bert -

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