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From: "Stephano Mariani" <sk DOT mail AT btinternet DOT com>
To: "'Robert Collins'" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>,
"'Gerrit P. Haase'" <gp AT familiehaase DOT de>, "'Lapo Luchini'" <lapo AT lapo DOT it>
Cc: <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: RE: RFP: UPX (Was Re: reducing binary distribution size with UPX)
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 23:13:59 -0000
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I never intended to imply that the packages should be distributed
compressed, but perhaps UPX functionality could (in the distant not so
near future) be integrated into setup, such that the installed files
could be compressed at the users discretion based on its size. :)

Stephano Mariani

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Collins [mailto:robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au]
> Sent: Saturday, 16 March 2002 11:7 PM
> To: Stephano Mariani; Gerrit P. Haase; Lapo Luchini
> Cc: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
> Subject: RE: RFP: UPX (Was Re: reducing binary distribution size with
UPX)
> 
> 
> 
> > -----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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