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Re: Texinfo release size statistics

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Texinfo release size statistics
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 20:43:13 +0100

On Tue, Oct 25, 2022 at 09:39:05PM +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2022 at 08:10:31PM +0100, Gavin Smith wrote:
> > 
> > The large image directories near the bottom of the list also caused
> > concern.  It seems like an easy win to shrink 
> > 
> > ./tests/formatting/out_parser/non_ascii_test_epub/osé_utf8_epub_package/EPUB/images/1-an_image.png
> > 
> > and some other files.  The current size is 517 kB.  Shrinking these
> > would save a few megabytes when uncompressed.
> Regarding that image file, I do not see anything in the logs, but my
> recalling -- which may be incorrect -- is that the usual empty image
> files that are used in the tests was not the best, maybe because
> of epubcheck, and maybe because of a check of matching file mimetype and
> actual file.
> In any case, it could be a much smaller file.

I shrank it by a factor of about 10 and it made an immediate difference to
the size of the tarball.  I assume that .png files do not compress much
more when placed inside an .xz file.

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