stand-alone-package of Abiword one a single floppy


Subject: stand-alone-package of Abiword one a single floppy
From: Alan Horkan (horkana@tcd.ie)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 16:45:44 CST


An abiword binary for win32 compressed using UPX
It is small enough to fit on a floppy.

For experimental purposes only
http://matrix.netsoc.tcd.ie/~horkana/dev/abi/

I was surprised to see that you can still run the binary after having
compressed it without having to decompress it. I assume there is a speed
penalty, generally it is not a good idea to compress files you are using a
lot. Im going to try a few other things, maybe i can cram Abiword.exe +
a tiny installer on one floppy, if it works out ill let you know.

for more information about UPX
http://upx.sourceforge.net
for more information about Nullsoft Scriptable Installer System
http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nsis/

Mise le meas
Alan Horkan

http://bugzilla.abisource.com
Abiword: "Crash me if you can!"

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> >
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> >
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