This should have been obvious to a software engineer - RonO's Ramblings — LiveJournal
Mar. 30th, 2009 07:55 pm This should have been obvious to a software engineer
Just now, I downloaded two files: the source code "tarball" for a package and the windows binary installer. The download time for the compressed source code was much less than the download time for the windows install.
On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if the windows version ends up installed faster, since I'm having to compile for Linux which takes time.
Aside, when did "tarball" start referring to any tar archive. I first encountered it only in reference to the now rarely seen self extracting variety?