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Subject: RE: reducing binary distribution size with UPX
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Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 23:22:30 +1100
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Lapo Luchini" <lapo AT lapo DOT it>, "CygWin-Apps" <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lapo Luchini [mailto:lapo AT lapo DOT it] 
> Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 10:55 PM
> To: CygWin-Apps
> Subject: Re: reducing binary distribution size with UPX
> > No sideeffects;)
> > I'm using it since a year now.
> > Fetch my binary:
> rsync.exe 2.5.4-1 shrinks from 167936 down to 72704, and .bz2 
> archive too shrinks from 95901 down to 94571 (I didn't expect 
> this one)... anyone has objections if I pack future rsync 
> version with UPX, or it's "green"?

Uhmm, UPX should be part of the distribution first, as a maintained
pacakge, before folk start packing distributed binaries with it. Do we
have a volunteer to maintain UPX?


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