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Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 13:48:13 +0100
From: Lapo Luchini <lapo AT lapo DOT it>
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To: Mailing List: CygWin-Apps <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: Re: reducing binary distribution size with UPX
References: <FC169E059D1A0442A04C40F86D9BA760014BC6 AT itdomain003 DOT itdomain DOT net DOT au>

> 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?

UPX is quite cross-platform: you can use win32 version to package lonux
a.out such as linux verison to package win32 PE.
Moreover an UPX-compressed EXE is completely self-sufficient from UPX
itself, has no memory overhead and decompresses very very fast (10Mb/sec
on the author's Pentium133 as says).
But if a cygwin native version is needed nonetheless I could volunteer to
package it.

Lapo 'Raist' Luchini
lapo AT lapo DOT it (PGP & X.509 keys available) (ICQ UIN: 529796)

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