[darcs-users] [patch415] Replace tmp- prefixes with meta- in packs (and 7 more)

Alexey Levan exlevan at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 13:39:08 UTC 2010

2010/10/9 Lele Gaifax <lele at nautilus.homeip.net>:
> On Sat, 09 Oct 2010 12:58:00 +0000
> Alexey Levan <bugs at darcs.net> wrote:
>> To make lazy getting of optimized repositories simpler, 'optimize
>> --http' creates two tarballs: basic.tar.gz, with inventory and
>> pristine files, and patches.tar.gz, which contains patches.
> Aren't patches already gzipped, /always/? If so, maybe there could be
> a gain (both in processing time and eventually size) in downloading a
> plain patches.tar?

To reduce size, during optimisation each patch is decompressed, then
archived into the tarball and the resulting archive is compressed
again.  For patches packed this way, the size of tarball is smaller
than gzipped patches in a plain tar.

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