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RE: Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?

From: André Pönitz <andre_at_wasy.de>
Date: 2005-12-08 08:04:55 CET

> Try it yourself: make a .zip presentation with 10MB of graphics and
> commit it to an svn repository. Change one word in the presentation.
> Now commit that new .zip to the repository. The repository's size
> should only grow by the binary difference between the 2 zip files. I
> don't believe that every single byte will be different, maybe 50% of
> them will. So I would expect the repository to grow to 15MB, not
> 20MB.

Even 1 MB is unreasonable for a single changed word.

Think of gzip'ed HTML documentation, or say LaTeX sources, and lots
of commits when correcting tiny spelling mistakes.

Requiring zlib on server _and_ client, on the other hand, does
not sound unreasonable at all.


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Received on Thu Dec 8 08:07:36 2005

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