Recude size of the distributable

Bug #891126 reported by Daniel Kulesz on 2011-11-16
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RevAger
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Bug Description

I was wondering, why the RevAger distributable (not only the current 1.4.1 RC1) is so big - aprox. 9 MB.

The external libraries take up space as follows:
2300k Derby
1000k iText
70k lablib-checkboxtree

Therefore, the rest of the application should be around 5,5MB! I looked inside our packages and found aprox this usage statistics:

250k app
4800k gui (3600k are taken by the icons!)
1470k resources (1250k is taken by the help system)
130k the rest

Since the help was removed (in 1.4 i think) we could save those 1250k. Also, the "thumbs.db" (auto-created by Windows I guess?) is included several times (takes around 350k in the gui/icons subfolder!) but is actually completely obsolete. With just these two measures, we could reduce the file size by around 1,5 MB.

Daniel Kulesz (kuleszdl) on 2011-11-16
summary: - thumbs.db should not be included
+ Recude size of the distributable
Davide Casciato (casciade) wrote :

Sounds good :-) I'll discuss this topic with Johannes later. But i think there are no reasons which speak against the removal of the mentioned files.

Daniel Kulesz (kuleszdl) wrote :

Except "additional testing required" I guess.

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