Request: add portable.7z files to download set

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glennrp
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Request: add portable.7z files to download set

Post by glennrp » 2016-10-09T05:33:53-07:00

I'm observing that the most downloaded files from SourceForge are the *portable.zip files; I think it would be worthwhile adding *portable.7z to save some wear and tear on the Internet, being less than half the size (31.6MB versus 74.8MB).

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Re: Request: add portable.7z files to download set

Post by Marsu42 » 2016-10-10T14:48:30-07:00

glennrp wrote:I'm observing that the most downloaded files from SourceForge are the *portable.zip files; I think it would be worthwhile adding *portable.7z to save some wear and tear on the Internet, being less than half the size (31.6MB versus 74.8MB).
We're talking about the same Internet here, the one with all that pron and movie streaming? Well, I somehow doubt compressing IM with 7z will have a noticeable influence ... but then again some Desktops might indeed have a mobile connection so there's little reason not to do it :-)

http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/20 ... bandwidth/

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