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Re: [Bug-zile] Re: zile-2.4.0alpha1 released [alpha]

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: [Bug-zile] Re: zile-2.4.0alpha1 released [alpha]
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2011 23:45:49 +0200

>>>>> On Sat, 02 Apr 2011, Gary V Vaughan wrote:

>> From a distro point of view, this will considerably increase Zile's
>> footprint: A 2.3.23 installation requires 270 kB of disk space on
>> an amd64 system, whereas for Zile plus Lua it will be about 1.5 MB.

> Not at all.

My numbers were not guesses out of the blue, but based on the actual
size of the installation on a 64 bit Gentoo system.
dev-lang/lua-5.1.4-r7 [1] alone comes in at 995 kB.

> A distro that wants to really keep everything small would likely
> find compiling a dedicated static lua with just the functions Zile
> uses from the supporting libs and with minified lua code embedded
> therein wouldn't have a great deal of trouble trimming back to under
> 300k again IMHO.

Sure, such things can be done. The downside is increased cost for
maintenance of the lua package, because we would need a special
stripped down version for our install media.

> [...] everything is working well for me with:

>     http://github.com/rrthomas/luaposix
>     http://github.com/rrthomas/lcurses
>     http://bitop.luajit.org/download.html

Thank you. I'll try again with these.



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