[rb-general] software release archive

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Wed May 23 13:25:29 CEST 2018

On 05/23/2018 06:58 AM, Chris Lamb wrote:
> PDFs are compressed after all so would hardly bloat the (already
> large) repository, there is no need for any automatic jobs that have
> filename assumptions or syncing work of any kind.

That's... exactly the opposite of how git works. git is much, much, much
better at storing uncompressed content, because then it can compress it
itself just as efficiently (assuming zlib, which PDF uses), with the
additional benefit of deduping identical file fragments.

If you've already given up and decided to just create huge binary repos,
then maybe PDFs would hardly bloat it... but that's not *because* the
PDFs are compressed...

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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