On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 4:44 PM Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler(a)chello.at> wrote:
And on a slow enough connection (e.g., dial-up, which is still common
large parts of the world), "a few percent increase or decrease" in
time can mean hours of difference, much more than even 30-40% of install
I have already responded to your exaggerated numbers once, and you didn't
even reply. "Hours of difference" for "a few percent increase",
let's say 3
hours for 3 percent increase, means 100 hours total download time. That's
over 4 days of non-stop download. I don't consider that plausible. And
immediately after install, you need to download 99.2 MB of repository
metadata just to be able to install a package. And then you'll get greeted
with 939 MB of pending updates (I just checked on a clean F31 install),
which even get automatically downloaded. Fedora is just not usable in those
environments you describe. At least I personally would be immediately
looking for a different OS.
I prefer solving a problem that I know it exists to a problem that I think
it might exist.
(Assuming that your numbers are even accurate, which I have not seen
any proof of so far.)
Those are not my numbers, those are numbers from
. I agree
that independent verification would be good to have, and I assume we will
see it for the best compression candidates, when we run it directly in our
infra using some scratch compose.