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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Tabbed Lists Doc - Apologies for File Size

From: Horst Herb
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Tabbed Lists Doc - Apologies for File Size
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 21:25:53 +1000
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On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 21:53, richard terry wrote:
> Sorry about the big file, but hey, its a developers list, you will all
> cope. Having just spent 4 hours doing this, if you can't tough!


there are a few hundred people subscribing this list. Only a fraction is 
involved in the GUI development.

By posting a 518 KB attachment you have caused some hundreds of Megabytes 
network traffic - some if not most of it unnecessary..

Would you not have saved it in a proprietary format, but in OpenOffice and 
bzip2 compressed it, the file would only have had 2/3 of it's size and even 
those not using proprietary software would be able to view your document.

As valuable and useful your documents are, PLEASE submit them to CVS into a 
documentation or suggestion directory or upload them onto an FTP server, so 
that those interested in it can download it at their leisure - and post the 
location of the document to this list instead.

I hate to say that downloading your document has blocked internet and email 
access for a long time for those of us who still cannot get anything better 
than dial-up.


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