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Re: image and display issues still

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: image and display issues still
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 18:36:09 -0400

> > I don't understand what's the problem the way we have the CVS now.
> > I don't get the .elc files when I do a "cvs up -d".
> The first checkout!  It is a horror to extract emacs anyway, but
> having such extreme file sizes as the elc.tgz archive sucks.

The first checkout is rare.

> I'm sitting behind a (sometimes unreliable) 28.8k modem...

One more reason to keep your "first checkout" as a once-in-a-lifetime event.

> Isn't the idea of CVS to always have up-to-date files?  Conserving
> outdated tgz files there is really nonsense IMHO.
> I rather suggest to use a tool like xdelta to create diffs between my
> suggested elc-archive -- instead of some MByte, the binary diffs only
> have some kByte.

No.  elc files should not be anywhere at all.
`make bootstrap' creates them, so you don't need them, ever.


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