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Re: Why aren't ELPA packages compressed?

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Why aren't ELPA packages compressed?
Date: Mon, 04 May 2015 15:30:51 -0400
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On Mon, 04 May 2015 16:56:50 +0000 Ivan Shmakov <address@hidden> wrote: 

IS>     That said, it should be perfectly possible to configure the
IS>     Apache HTTP server at elpa.gnu.org for transparent compression
IS>     support; that way, the data would be sent compressed by Apache
IS>     whenever the client claims to support compression.  (By the
IS>     means of the ‘Accept-Encoding: gzip’ HTTP request header.
IS>     A glance at url-http-create-request seems to suggest it /does/
IS>     implement support for such requests.)

That still stores the uncompressed tarballs locally on the client.  It
also requires the server to do more work--it's cheaper to compress just once.


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