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SubjectRe: Binary files in the kernel sources?
ats@acm.org (Alan Shutko)  wrote on 22.08.00 in <m3zom5tar7.fsf@wesley.springies.com>:

> Unless I've missed something in the discussion, the only binary file
> is the logo.gif file. In which case, there's a natural option that
> doesn't involve uuencode or anything like that: convert it to an xpm.

gif2pnm < logo.gif | ppmtoxpm > logo.xpm

Compresses slightly worse, but less than 2 KB isn't really noticeable in
today's kernel trees.

Uncompressed, it's significantly larger, but still a drop in the bucket.

> image file with another. It would even be readable without unencoding
> it.

On a *very* large screen (about 260 columns).


MfG Kai
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