[syslinux] Syslinux 4.06 and 5.00-pre9 Binary Sizes

Ady ady-sf at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 1 22:00:51 PDT 2012

> Grand total: 2,291,814 bytes, or about 2,238.10 KiB or about 2.19 MiB.
In Win32, the total size of 4.06 (extracted from the package) is 
close to 20MB (close to twenty megabytes). For 5.00pre9 it would be 
close to 23MB.

> It might be worth noting that since all of the installers contain much 
> common code, they compress when packed together...
> - Shao Miller

That's why I am NOT requesting to compress anything. I was just 
asking if someone would know if there was any detail / matter / issue 
that should need to be considered if I would want (or need) to 
compress some installer (probably with UPX) and use the resulting 
executable. If I understood correctly, there is no known problem for 
me to do it, in case I want to.

Other than that, I leave the potential considerations about 
compressing (or not) any particular file to the development team.

Thanks to all for the replies,

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