[Etoys] Re: OLPC Image Test and Report [Was: OLPC eToys!]

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Fri Sep 29 13:13:43 EDT 2006

Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
> > >   It should be SqueakV3.sources.  Basically, we should lobby for the
> > > space on the flash to put it.
> > >
> > 
> > Dan did a quite nice compression scheme for the .sources (compression
> > to 1/4 of the size). This was done for the Weather station flash based
> > system. Code is on SqueakMap and in the image (3.9, maybe 3.8, too),
> > but slightly broken. Should not be too hard to fix.
>   Thank you for reminding me of it.  We don't know how much is the
> hard limit given to us (or its existence), but this would be a good
> option if we *need* to squeeze our stuff.

Note that the file system used on the internal Flash chip (jff2 or
something like that) already does compression, so giving it a compressed
file doesn't necessarily mean that fewer bytes will be used on the chip.
It is best to actually test it and see what difference it makes.

-- Jecel

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