Nick Katz was wondering whether maybe we should distribute USB memory sticks with copies of the stacks project on it. This is completely possible as we can compress the Stacks project to fairly small size files:
-rw-r--r-- 1 johan johan 2.9M Feb 6 21:00 stacks-project.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 johan johan 2.1M Feb 6 21:03 stacks-project.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 johan johan 2.0M Feb 6 21:04 stacks-project.tar.xz
-rw-r--r-- 1 johan johan 1.5M Feb 6 21:32 stacks-project.zpaq
Of course these archives only contain the tex files (more precisely all the files listed when you do
git ls-files in your local clone of the stacks-project repository). The smallest one compressed using the zpaq program is just 1546240 bytes. Can your favorite compressor do better?
If we can get it below 1.44 MB then we could hand out floppy disks with a copy of the Stacks project on it!