Issue 27404

Summary: Compress executable files and increase startup speed of OOo
Product: General Reporter: askoorb
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, pavel
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Description askoorb 2004-04-03 09:30:52 UTC
I came across this at:

http://theopencd.sunsite.dk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3299

This issue applies to all future releases(?) in windows (and possibly other 
opperating systems, but I havent tested other OSes)

If you use UPX (http://upx.sourceforge.net/) to compress the exacutables (.exe 
and .dll) in the Openoffice.org directory, it appears to half! yes half the 
foldr size AND INCREASE startup speed of OOo.

All I did was to compress everything (*.*) in the program folder on best 
compression.  UPX then worked out what files could be compressed succesfully, 
without corruption and did so.  This reduced the 'program' folder from 102mb to 
approx 53mb.  A big drop.  Also, for some reason, I could now start OOo faster, 
speed of startup being one of the current big drawbacks of OOo.

I hope that I have reported this correctly, and to the right person/component.

Alex
Comment 1 pavel 2004-04-03 20:28:37 UTC
Please have a look at http://cs.openoffice.org/data/UPX.pdf
where we analyzed UPX with OOo.
Comment 2 askoorb 2004-04-03 21:04:05 UTC
Thanks, but

"Thus we recommend to use UPX builds only where disk space is tight and we
will provide UPX build for each final version"

When is this intended to be introduced?
Comment 3 pavel 2004-04-04 07:36:52 UTC
This wass applied for Czech builds only in the past. But due to little interest,
we stopped providing UPX builds.
Comment 4 askoorb 2004-04-04 09:18:18 UTC
I am enquiring on behalf of TheOpenCD, who include OOo, and help to raise 
awareness of the project/help distribute.

Please see http://theopencd.sunsite.dk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3329 and make your 
comment.  If it would be a good thing to do or not...  Thanks for your patience.

Alex
Comment 5 mci 2004-04-04 18:08:02 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 6 askoorb 2004-12-17 19:18:26 UTC
Well,

bh,
Its seems to be up to you whether we go ahead with a special re-packaging for
the OpenCD, especially as the new 2.0 code line uses the msi installer system so
is harder to unpack and re-create when UPXed.

have fun,

Alex
Comment 7 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:54:55 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".