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FS#65802 - [supertuxkart] split data

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by mattia (nTia89) - Thursday, 12 March 2020, 09:18 GMT
Last edited by Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro) - Thursday, 12 March 2020, 15:52 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



I hope we can split data files from others and executable
and have `supertuxkart` and `supertuxkart-data` packages

this is helpful when updating this package for just simple software rebuild or dependencies change,
like latest: 1.1-1 ---> 1.1-2

instead of downloading 586MB, I would have downloaded only 16MB or so...

Additional info:
* supertuxkart-1.1-2
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Closed by  Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro)
Thursday, 12 March 2020, 15:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  See comment
Comment by Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro) - Thursday, 12 March 2020, 15:52 GMT
Not going to happen. We had it like that once and I'm going away from that paradigm. It's more consistent and conceptually simpler to just stick everything into the same package. The advantages of the simpler approach slightly outweigh the advantages of having a separate data package. Additionally, global bandwidth and storage keep going up so that this is going to be even less of a problem as time goes on.