Re: less than 4 MB RAM / 2 bzip or not 2 bzip?

From: Claudio Neves (
Date: Fri May 19 2000 - 02:24:32 CEST


This is not directly related with the topic, but is related
with compression, speed and space!

Have anyone tried UPX ?!
It's a compressor for executables, and it accept many executable
formats, including dos, windows and linux/i386 .

The executables can be run normally, they are uncompressed on
the fly (similar to the old lzexe on DOS), with very little overhead.
It would benefit mulinux in the sense that the ramdisk size required
to store the files uncompressed from the floppies would be smaller.
I think it makes a difference with low-memory computers (4MB or
even 8MB with the EXT addon).
I haven't had time to play with upx + mulinux, but if anyone have the
time to play with it, it would be nice to know the results! :)

Claudio Neves

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