Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 23484: /trunk/ /trunk/: config.nmake
From: Kaul <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 20:42:37 +0200
Isn't it worth implementing for Win32 as well (and possibly Linux and so on) ?

On Nov 18, 2007 6:06 PM, Ulf Lamping <[email protected]> wrote:
[email protected] schrieb:
> http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=23484
>
>  Update to optionally use the "Ultimate Packer for eXecutables" (UPX) to pack the exes and dlls prior to U3 and PortableApps packaging.
>
Very nice!
>  For the U3 package, this results in a 40% smaller package.
>
What I've roughly expected.
>  For the PortableApps version, the package size is not much different, but the install time is quicker.
>
... and it will be smaller on the stick. PortableApps uses an NSIS
installer, which has a pretty good compression ratio - so it's not
surprising that packging the executables a second time won't help a lot.

The values I've measured (install time and size on stick):
"uncompressed" 2:50 55MB
"UPX" 2:00 36MB

So it seems to be worth included into the "standard" U3 and PortableApps
packaging IMO.


What about putting the upx301w.zip file into wireshark-win32-libs so we
have it available on the build machine and let the config.nmake setting
point to it as default?

Regards, ULFL
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