[squeak-dev] Procedure for condensing sources

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Wed Feb 16 17:43:37 UTC 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 10:41:33AM -0600, Chris Muller wrote:
> >> Each release should be able to present it's deltas to the prior
> >> release. ??That is not cruft.
> >
> > The cruft would appear in the 4.3 release if we would condense the sources
> > now and ship 4.3 with these condensed sources. If we wait till the release
> > of 4.3, then the condensed sources will be smaller, because those won't
> > include the code removed during the developement of 4.3.
> Well, will there be a very much code removed?  I'm hard-pressed to
> imagine we would save even 1MB of disk-space.  But yet at the cost of
> losing a continuity-of-record about Squeak; e.g., "what happened
> between 4.2 and 4.3".  Each release should be presented in terms of
> its delta to the prior release.  Isn't that a bad deal or am I missing
> something?
> Besides, if someone wanted to save that last MB of disk-space, a
> simple "condensing" script could be included in 4.3 as a user-script,
> along with other "slimming" things like unloading extra packages, for
> those who care about sparing every last MB.

If disk space is the concern, then just ship with a compressed
sources file. It works fine and saves disk space.


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