Ticket #671 (closed task: fixed)
Disable compression of public.zip
|Reported by:||Philip||Owned by:|
|Priority:||Should Have||Milestone:||Alpha 3|
Using zip compression when generating public.zip for release packages has a significant detrimental effect on download size (maybe around 25%), because it conflicts with the (much better) bz2/lzma package compression. People would probably have to play the game dozens of times for the gain in startup performance to outweigh the extra download time, so the tradeoff doesn't seem good at our current stage. So we should disable compression now, for the clear improvement in download size, and then later we can spend more time thinking about and measuring and optimising startup performance again.