Rolf - 2007-05-07


I am looking for a way to carry around a static version such as of wikipedia on my PDA.  I am in the process of testing out squashfs.  The original archive is compressed with 7zip and weighs in at around 750MB.  I uncompressed and recompressed it with squashfs for a total size of 2.0G.  From what I heard 7-zip uses lzma as the compression algorithm.  Recompressing with squashfs-lzma got this down to about 1.7G.  I was still amazed to see the size more than double.  Is this to be expected?  Is there any kind of tweaking to make it smaller?