[Freewx-maint] Bug#643287: wx2.8-doc: wx.hhp gzipped

Kevin Ryde user42 at zip.com.au
Wed Oct 12 23:50:18 UTC 2011

Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> writes:
> The downside of providing them uncompressed is they're then 4.2MB
> rather than just under 500KB.


> I had a look, but that seems to require putting all the HTML files
> into the zip file as well, which makes them much harder to use for
> those just wanting the HTML.

That'd be no good.

> Perhaps splitting this stuff into a separate package is the best
> answer.

Could the wxhelp be taught to read a wx.htx.gz?  I see wxZlibInputStream
says it can read gzip, then I suppose depending whether the help wants
to seek around or read it all in.  I can't see much order in the .htx

(It looks like sorting might knock an extra 1/3 off the compressed size
of that .htx.  Better gzip dictionary locality or something presumably.)

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