[Clipart] Open Clip Art Library 0.08 Prerelease

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Sun Oct 31 15:33:11 PST 2004

On Sun, 31 Oct 2004, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > http://openclipart.org/downloads/openclipart-0.08.tgz
> 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.


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