Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] PortableApps Wireshark feedback
From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 01:28:31 -0500
UPX indicates "very fast decompression", but there's bound to be some time penalty vs. not compressing the executable.  Nevertheless, it seems worth doing to me as well - at least trying it out to compare the difference in installation time, space, etc.  And if the executable decompresses as fast as it's advertised to, then I'd vote to do it ... but I guess we won't know for sure until we try it out.
- Chris


From: [email protected] on behalf of Ulf Lamping
Sent: Sun 11/11/2007 2:17 PM
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] PortableApps Wireshark feedback

Graeme Lunt schrieb:
> An hour - wow. Maybe I should add something to the installation wizard
> to indicate that it could take quite a while! PortableApps recommend
> compressing exes/dlls  with UPX (http://upx.sourceforge.net/) - but I
> haven't looked at how much of a difference this makes yet.
Some time ago, I have played a bit around compressing the Wireshark exe
and dll files, and came to significant compression rates. Can't actually
remember, but it was really worth the extra effort.

Regards, ULFL

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