[oi-dev] Please Zip compress the USB downloads from OI
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Fri Aug 10 17:22:05 UTC 2018
On Fri, 10 Aug 2018, John Howard wrote:
> Yesterday I downloaded the minimal USB. I am in USA, not Europe or Asia,
> so I did not choose an alternative mirror for the download. Average speed
> was modem circa 1990 around 56 Kb/s. It took almost 3 hours. Okay, if
> that is how it is now.
> The problem is, out of curiousity, I compressed the downloaded minimal USB
> file 25% using Zip.
> Similar savings result for the 2 GiB Live USB down to 1.6 GiB.
If the image is to be compressed, then it is likely that there is a
popular compression algorithm (e.g. xz or 7zip) which is more
effective than gzip.
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