The RC1 release was almost 870MB via XZ (a newish LZMA2-compression), while this one, when compressed via WinRAR, is 906MB. I'm trying with a 7zip archive on Ultra compression.
The root file system only has around 900MB of data on it. I deleted a lot of locales that won't be needed and deleted a few things.. Maybe I need to tarball the system, do a complete SD card format (write zeros all over the SD), then start fresh. Maybe there's data in the unused area that is getting picked up by the Disk Image software and it won't compress properly. It seems most of the archive bloat happens when the archiver gets to 1GB+. I just don't get it...
Anyway, I'm pretty sure RC2 will be the "gold" image for the 1.1 branch. While the kernel is not the latest one (it's the one before the latest that doesn't do auto-memory slicing), it's good enough for a daily driver in the web server department.
I'm going to call it a day. If you have any questions or comments, I'll read them when I get home or I'll answer them tomorrow.
Is it the same URL, or not available for d/l yet??
Not available until I can get a reasonably small archive. 7z is going crazy now - 1655MB and it's 603MB compressed? Just what the heck is on my SD Card in the unused data area?