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Re: [PATCH v12 0/6][BZ 10871] Month names in alternative grammatical case
On 02/21/2018 09:25 PM, Khem Raj wrote:
>> Provide a minimal locale-archive with just the languages you support, and
>> that should only be ~3MiB per language.
> We never set a limit here, but I guess we now need to.
The only alternative is to expand the binary structures to provide space
for future compatibility so we can avoid breaking things. However, this
is wasted space in cloud/container workloads, and there the space costs
real money to have, which is why, for example, in Fedora we split all the
language packs and let users customize down to a single minimal install
by language e.g. English, French, German, etc (via language packs).
So a minimal English install is only ~15MiB of locales vs. the entire
locale archive which is ~120MiB.
Again, the best solution today is to provide a minimal install for your
users to use.