[Clipart] Open Clip Art Library 0.08 Prerelease

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Mon Nov 1 04:06:23 PST 2004

Sorry Bryce,

How can I help? Actually, the better response is I'll do those tasks you 
wanted and see on how I can crack the shell on getting further. I know 
that it is frustrating when you feel you are going at it alone. And, to 
everyone, that is probably no good for the whole team effort.

But I can only blame myself for not helping more...sooo...I'll pick up a 
shovel and start digging on this release.


Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Oct 2004, Nicu Buculei wrote:
>>Bryce Harrington wrote:
>>for start some statistics:
>>- the tarball is 18.7MB and uncompressed 63MB and contain a total of 
>>8505 files (SVG, PNG and TXT)
>>- i removed all the duplicates from it and the result is: 11.8MB tarball 
>>(63% of the original size or 6.7MB wasted on every download, a real 
>>problem for dial-up), 37.1MB of uncompressed space (59% of the original 
>>size 25.9MB of wasted HDD space) and 6328 files.
>>- the release contain 2108 *unique* SVG files
>>NOTE: my duplicates removal deleted some legit files - we have two icon 
>>sets (Andy Fitzimon's Etiquette and Danny Allen's Flat) and both icon 
>>sets contain some files with the exact same name (example: 
>>apps/blender.svg and application/blender.svg )
>>we can *easy* reduce the tarball size with 1MB by deleting flags/sign 
>>and flags/signs, which if i'm correct, contains only duplicates.
>>we have a total of 280 top-level directories, so if we will use the 
>>content of the release for 'browse' interface this will be cluttered 
>>with 280 top-level categories
>>some stupid example of top-level bloat: keyword "Do Not Enter Sign" is 
>>placing one file in directories Do, Not, Enter and Sign (another one is 
>>"No U Turn Sign" with the file in No, U, Turn and Sign directories)
> I do not have time to fix all of these issues by myself.  I worked at
> just fixing up all of the various keyword problems with the flags
> yesterday and that was enough.  Frankly it's frustrating to keep hearing
> all these complaints voiced every release, instead of offers to help.
> Bryce
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