Opening up space in the "Files Section" // any objections?

Started by lpc2100_fan July 26, 2005
Hi,
there was a discussion a while ago about switching to a different, not
so size constraint medium to replace the Yahoo Forum.

Back then I volunteered to reduce file sizes of existing pictures or
pdf documents which account for a big chunk of the used space.

As an example, I reduced the file size of the DDS folder by optimizing
the pdf files for size, no other change and I reduced the size of the
documentation regarding the Stack issue by compressing the screen
shots a little more.

These two measures reduced the size of the files section by 1 MB.

This is what I plan to do on top of these measures:
1. Move pictures that are stand alone in the file section to the
picture section (almost 30 MB unused there!).
2. Replace documents that have been uploaded from other websites by a
link to those documents, e.g. "ARM PrimeCell Vectored Interrupt
Controller (PL190) Technical Reference Manual"
3. Eliminate empty folders e.g. "audio_out"

All these actions have the goal to preserve the LPC2000 Forum as what
it has become, a highly interactive and still very technical Forum
that has so many expert users. Uploading files with example programs
is essential and should be possible for everybody who can contribute.
According to my estimate the files section should end up around 10 MB.

If you object to these changes please let me know, you can write
directly to my Yahoo e-mail, I will check it regularly for a while or
if you think the Forum should know, respond here on the Forum.

Cheers, Bob (at your service ;-)



An Engineer's Guide to the LPC2100 Series

On Tuesday 26 July 2005 05:32 pm, lpc2100_fan wrote:

> Back then I volunteered to reduce file sizes of existing pictures or
> pdf documents which account for a big chunk of the used space.
>
> As an example, I reduced the file size of the DDS folder by optimizing
> the pdf files for size, no other change and I reduced the size of the
> documentation regarding the Stack issue by compressing the screen
> shots a little more.
>
> These two measures reduced the size of the files section by 1 MB.

You can turn very large pictures and PDF files into very small DjVu format
files. I have seen 30M to 100K in extrema cases.

http://djvu.sf.net/
http://www.djvuzone.org/
http://www.lizardtech.com/

You need the DjVu plug-in for your browser or the stand alone djviewer.

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