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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:50 am    Post subject: 23MB bigger? Reply with quote

I'm currently running 1.9m54, without major drama. I have a client that is still running 1.1.0, so I'm thinking it's time to update her, althuogh obviously not to a developers' build. Since the official release of 1.1.3 seems to be interminably delayed, I thought I would download the 1.1.3RC. I am doing so, but am curious to know why the 1.1.3RC install.exe for Win32 weighs in at 45 MB versus 1.9m54's 68. What's missing from 1.1.3RC, or new in 1.9m54, that could account for a 50% size jump? Or is the 45MB really too god to be true?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the good people behind OOo are playing with compression, I read something about 7-zip etc. somewhere on www.openoffice.org? I don't think anything is missing, it is just a bug fix.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Kaaredyret. I didn't want to try and install it on the client's machine only to discover it was missing some important elements.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is indeed a 7-zip self-extracting archive. The installation files takes up 141MB of disk space, uncompressed. I compressed those files with ZIP (max) using Total Commander, resulting in a 66MB archive.

Release Notes for 1.1.3RC
http://download.openoffice.org/1.1.3rc/release_notes_1.1.3rc.html
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THat's a very impressive list of bugfixes, thanks. I think I shall install it for my client this afternoon.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=33117

And this explains the small .exe file Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaaredyret wrote:
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=33117

And this explains the small .exe file Smile


It's actually a big step forward. Since OOo isn't patched like StarOffice is, the installation download needs to be as small as possible, for dial-up users to be able to update regularly. Well done to the development tream on this one!
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