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 PostPost subject: Downloadable copy of the BA forum        Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:21 am 
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Hello all,

Im thinking of making offline HTML versions of the BA forum available for download if anyone is interested in it. That way they can download a copy and take it around with them and look at topics at their leisure.

Obviously it will only have the publicly available forums on it but it will have all the content from the time the offline version was made.

Anyone up for the idea? I can make it available on the FTP for download and I will leave older copies on also incase topics get deleted etc.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:29 am 
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great idea!
how about an automatic update system? will this be included?


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No, unfortunately it is manual update only since the software I use to do it doesnt have an auto update function.

I will try to update at least once a week.

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Yes, its a great idea. Please release it :D


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oh well. will this mean that older posts on the site be deleted?


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No. What made you think that?

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Just thought I should mention, the offline version will be around 100MB, but I will RAR it as much as possible. Its this big because it will contain the screenshots which totals about 60MB and it should also grab external images too.

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Great Idea. :D


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The offline version is currently 130MB uncompressed. I will zip it and see what it comes to. Hopefully it wont be too big! If its too big then this idea may have to be scrapped :(

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Andy wrote:
The offline version is currently 130MB uncompressed. I will zip it and see what it comes to. Hopefully it wont be too big! If its too big then this idea may have to be scrapped :(

You might want to consider converting the images (60% of the size, you say?) to a tighter (lossier) JPEG compression, if you need further compression.
Furthermore, if you need to save additional bandwidth, I would suggest you make DIFFs (not necessarily in the export program, it could be a simple script that compares checksums), and release a full version only every few months.


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Its climbed to 200MB now. Maybe this isnt such a good idea afterall?

I could remove the original versions of images and keep just the thumbnail ones. That would save a hell of a lot of space.

Ill keep working on it to see if I can get it smaller. If you don't hear from me on this topic for over a week remind me as I may have forgotton about it.

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oh well. will this mean that older posts on the site be deleted?


Yes this is an amazing idea


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hounsell wrote:
oh well. will this mean that older posts on the site be deleted?


Yes this is an amazing idea

Andy has already said they won't be deleted.


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This could be interesting .. however keeping a 200mb RAR file maintained on your server will probably suck a bit. So, how about you instead set up something like an Rsync server, or maybe a SVN, so people who want to keep their local copy of BA up-to-date don't have to re-download *everything*.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:18 pm 
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Sounds like a good idea.
If you want to try higher compression you could always look at 7-zip http://www.7-zip.org/ or
KGB archiverhttp://kgbarchiver.net/
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The offline version ended up at about 450MB, it was also taking two days to update the entire archive so I decided it wasn't going to be worth it in the end.

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