hydrogen-drumkits package

Jaromír Mikeš mira.mikes at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 06:49:38 UTC 2015

2015-09-15 0:32 GMT+02:00 Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk>:
> Quoting Jaromír Mikeš (2015-09-15 00:20:54)
>> 2015-09-14 23:58 GMT+02:00 Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk>:
>>> Quoting Jaromír Mikeš (2015-09-14 23:09:20)
>>>> I jumped in to updating hydrogen-drumkits package ... I updated it
>>>> and realize that it is really huge! :( ... About 250MB
>>>> I think something so big doesn't make sense distribute in debian.
>>>> What we should do with it?
>>>> 1) Ask the upstream to make just "basic" collection of drumkits (
>>>> e.g. about 20MB ) package it and let users download whatever they
>>>> want from internet?
>>>> 2) Create package which wouldn't contain drumkits itselfs but only
>>>> script for downloading and installing drumkits?
>>>> 3) Other solution?
>>> Would be nice to ask upstream if possible to _also_ provide a smaller
>>> subset, but 250MB is not strictly too big - see e.g.
>>> alien-arena-data.
>> Yes but latest debian release from 2007 30MB now in 2015 250MB I am
>> assuming that size still can rise in future.
>> Also I believe that usually user using just couple of favorite
>> drumkits and not need all of of them maybe.
>> So I am thinking to safe user disk space too.
> Seems we agree.

Yes, but before taking any action I would like to hear from Alessio
(current hydrogen-drumkits uploader) too.


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