[etoys-dev] Compressing sources
richi.moran at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 20:00:14 EST 2010
What about using Smalltalk abandonSources as Eliot suggested on squeak-dev?
I just tried with and etoys-dev image and it complained about a syntax error
in MMetaParser>>mExpr so I blindly removed the whole package and tried
It finished without errors and the image seems to be working ok.
On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 9:24 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>wrote:
> Maybe someone can help with
> This is what led to it:
> [23:15:52] <Mitch_Bradley> bertf: ping
> [23:16:08] <bertf> Mitch_Bradley: pong
> [23:16:32] <Mitch_Bradley> we are looking at disk-space-saving
> [23:16:41] <Mitch_Bradley> I want to ask about etoys possibilities
> [23:16:53] <bertf> Mitch_Bradley: for 1.5?
> [23:17:03] <Mitch_Bradley> Could /usr/share/etoys/EtoysV4.sources be
> [23:17:07] <Mitch_Bradley> yes, for 1.5
> [23:17:41] <bertf> I thought that had larger disk than before?
> [23:17:48] <Mitch_Bradley> it does
> [23:18:04] <bertf> can't be compressed easily, no
> [23:18:13] <Mitch_Bradley> and that fact is being used by *everybody* as a
> justification for pissing it all away
> [23:18:26] <bertf> understood
> [23:18:46] <Mitch_Bradley> under what circumstances is .sources used, as
> opposed to .image
> [23:19:17] <bertf> whenever you look at the source code. the image stores
> file offsets
> [23:19:22] <Mitch_Bradley> how about decompress-on-first-use?
> [23:19:33] <bertf> can't write there
> [23:20:07] <bertf> there was a hack once allowing to compress it. not sure
> how stable that is
> [23:22:04] <bertf> I'll try to find that hack
> [23:23:57] <Mitch_Bradley> how about locales - could we prune
> /usr/share/etoys/locales ?
> [23:25:08] <Mitch_Bradley> it is ironic that smalltalk is so large
> [23:25:44] <Mitch_Bradley> not as ironic as "Micro"soft, though
> [23:27:33] <bertf> well if you're sure that some locale is not needed, you
> can just delete the .mo file, yes
> [23:34:03] <Mitch_Bradley> decompressing EtoysV4.sources.gz to ram takes
> 0.7 seconds.
> [23:35:51] <bertf> not bad :)
> [00:01:04] <bertf> Mitch_Bradley: I found the sources hack
> http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/3510 in what time frame would we have to
> incorporate that?
> [00:02:36] <Mitch_Bradley> bertf: I don't know what our current release
> train looks like, but I think that we would probably want to fold in the
> space-saving change whenever it is available.
> [00:03:05] <bertf> Mitch_Bradley: when would it be too late?
> [00:03:32] <cjb> bertf: within 7 days should be ok
> [00:04:41] <bertf> cjb: okay. can't promise anything but I'll see what I
> can do. or get someone to do.
> [00:04:49] <Mitch_Bradley> thanks!
> - Bert -
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