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Bloat CRAP: Adobe + "StAihnout" + 15 MiB PDF (Sandbox)

posted by DOS386(R), 24.02.2011, 11:36
(edited by DOS386 on 24.02.2011, 11:47)

> Well I managed to download the file and tested pdfdraw and pdfinfo

IE 10 ???

> And I still look for a viewer for pgm, ppm and pam files

Did you test those all GraphPaintCAD and all failed ?

Try also NVIEW to view directly and NCONVERT to convert before viewing XX.

> The file gets so big mainly because of the source code directory.
> Maybe one can make a separate file for the binary versions only.

NO. Do you mean the RAR you downloaded ? Is it 24 MiB ?

Then the reasons most likely are:

- Usage of UPX - get ft017027.zi7 (7 MiB) and try to find out how I could put 8 versions of the thing (5 MiB to 8 MiB per piece) with source code into just 7 MiB total ;-)
- Usage of a poor archiver / bad archive format

Most likely the file could be optimized "losslessly" below 10 MiB ;-)

Removing the source is a bad idea because:

- it adds very little bloat if compressed well
- it is needed (GPL)

My above complaints were mostly about the page (see shot size :clap:), but the RAR file is bloated too, apart from Adobe-XXX (incredible 50 MiB), and the "broken" spec (15 MiB) :-(

PS: please (Georg) let me know about "AX=8" issue or INT13 bugfixes ... I did not have time for further test so far :-(

This is a LOGITECH mouse driver, but some software expect here
the following string:*** This is Copyright 1983 Microsoft ***


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