I am trying go get a feel for how widely
used uncompressed metadata repositories are.
A typical content.xml file contains
many copies of identical license text. Memory use is not an issue
since the implementation uses a StringPool to extern string references.
Compressed repositories do not present an issue for disk foot print
or network traffic as the content.xml compresses extremely well, typically
95% or more.
However, uncompressed metadata repositories
may pose a significant concern here if they are widely used.
So does anybody have an opinion on how
widely used uncompressed repositories are?
Dean Roberts, J9 Java Class Library
IBM Ottawa Lab