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Subject: RE: RFP: UPX (Was Re: reducing binary distribution size with UPX)
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Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 10:06:49 +1100
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Thread-Topic: RFP: UPX (Was Re: reducing binary distribution size with UPX)
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Stephano Mariani" <sk DOT mail AT btinternet DOT com>,
"Gerrit P. Haase" <gp AT familiehaase DOT de>, "Lapo Luchini" <lapo AT lapo DOT it>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephano Mariani [mailto:sk DOT mail AT btinternet DOT com] 
> Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2002 6:30 AM
> To: 'Gerrit P. Haase'; 'Lapo Luchini'
> Cc: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
> Subject: RE: RFP: UPX (Was Re: reducing binary distribution 
> size with UPX)
> 
> 
> Hi!
> 
> I have used UPX a lot recently, and have found it very 
> useful; however, I would not recommend compressing all 
> binaries with it. Instead, to get a good compromise between 
> size and speed, why not just compress those files that are 
> the least used, and/or largest.

Compressing any distributed files will be up to the individual
maintainer. It's not something that a hard-and-fast call can be made on.
I think that having it in the distro, for folk to use/test at their own
discretion is useful though.

Rob

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