[oi-dev] OI Hipster 2018.10 snapshot

Volker A. Brandt vab at bb-c.de
Wed Oct 31 09:17:12 UTC 2018

Till Wegmüller writes:
> They actually are already compressed. Just not wrapped into a compressed
> archive. Both the USB and ISO files are just a container for the
> compressed files. for e.g. solaris.zlib or the Boot Archive. These
> Compressed files will be decompressed on load by the Boot loader or OS
> respectively.
> On 31.10.18 04:33, John Howard wrote:
> > The USB files should be compressed for downloads to save gigabytes of
> > bandwidth. 

I just did a test on the .usb files using pbzip2:

  OI-hipster-gui-20181023.usb          1.9G
  OI-hipster-gui-20181023.usb.bz2      1.5G

  OI-hipster-minimal-20181023.usb      486M
  OI-hipster-minimal-20181023.usb.bz2  360M

  OI-hipster-text-20181023.usb         845M  
  OI-hipster-text-20181023.usb.bz2     661M

John is absolutely right.  The numbers speak for themselves. :-)

Regards -- Volker
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