[RFC] Package size column in setup (Was: Re: [ITP] xemacs)

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Fri Dec 12 15:15:00 GMT 2003

On Fri, 12 Dec 2003, Dr. Volker Zell wrote:

> [snip]
>  o The two sumo packages are just the complete prepackaged elisp infrastructure
>    for running xemacs. xemacs-sumo is about 22MB and xemacs-mule-sumo about 5MB
>    in size !! Everybody could just download them from the original download
>    location (see above) and untar them in the right lisp load path. The only
>    advantages of having them as cygwin packages are: setup compatible and
>    the right location for unpacking is in place. The size is what worries
>    me.

FYI, I'm working on a patch to setup that will show the size of the
packages that will be downloaded.  The patch is still a bit raw (i.e.,
it's not showing the size for all the right packages, and computing the
size of packages not in setup.ini is still not done), but I can submit
what I have so far to get it into CVS, and we could fine-tune it later.
Rob, what do you think?
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