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Call for testers: UPXINFO version 04-AUG-2008 (Miscellaneous)

posted by rr(R) Homepage E-mail, Berlin, Germany, 05.08.2008, 10:37

> > > 1). Shouldn't the help screen contain either a URL (e.g.
> > > or at least your e-mail
> > > address?
> >
> > No. That's left to the manual. I think search results for "bttr
> software"
> > are sufficient:
> You're assuming a computer is always connected to the Net. Besides,

Then please tell me, why you suggest to provide a URL or even an e-mail address, if the user's computer is not connected to the Internet.

> planning on migrating URLs anytime soon? Didn't think so. :-P

Sorry, I don't understand.

> > LF-what? :-P Do you really need this? It will "blow" the binary by
> > probably 100 bytes.
> No, I don't majorly need it, but it'd be nice. Besides, 1). you're already
> over 4k, so a tiny drop more probably won't increase the used cluster size
> any (won't waste any "real" space that you aren't already using), and 2).

If aPACK compresses the updated executable tight enough.

> SFN aliases are not 100% guaranteed to exist for all files (e.g. I copied

UPXINFO was made for DOS, where SFNs always exist. :-D

> a file to NTFS from some Linux distro recently, and while most modern
> distros support NTFS r/w fine, this one didn't create a SFN alias, so I
> had to ZIP/UNZIP it just to create one). And yes, I'm aware that TP55

But I don't want to work around your buggy Linux. Why not use DOS? :-P

> doesn't natively support inline asm, but it can't be that hard to
> workaround, can it? (Inline emit raw bytes for the machine code? Isn't
> that what people did before TP6?)

Yes, and I'm already doing this for some parts of the source code.
What's a safe way to detect, if LFNs are available?


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