Abnormal (esr) file size jump

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Post Posted August 9th, 2019, 4:26 pm

Hey, peoples, has anyone discussed the enormous file size difference which had happened between ESR versions:

1) Firefox Setup 60.7.2esr.exe, from 37.4 MB (39,268,968 bytes)
2) Firefox Setup 67.0.4.exe and 44.8 MB (47,026,144 bytes).

Latest Firefox Setup 68.0.1esr.exe is 45.7 MB (47,954,816 bytes), which is plus another ~megabyte - which is cool; & nothing like that huge jump, which had been:

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47,026,144 bytes
39,268,968 bytes
7.397 MB,
or 7.4 MB

... So, what was up with that, anybody know?! :o

EDIT: Ah, alright, I had to spell it out for myself.. Seems like it's been going around a MB in size, each advancing major version. Hm.


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Post Posted August 10th, 2019, 8:44 am

More bloat.
More crap features.
More spyware.

Or it could have been a change in compression (or lack thereof) methodologies?
(You do realize that an uncompressed .exe installer, while increasing the file size by 8 MB, will decrease the decompression time by .001 ms. Heh, wonder why they even use an installer & just don't drop things into a non-standard lz4 file [or any kind of non-standard file type would work, say, zip, err, jar ;-)].)

Probably a combination of all of the above.
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Post Posted August 10th, 2019, 10:45 am

v1adimir wrote: enormous file size difference

Around 8 MB is "enormous" and "abnormal" ? :-k
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Post Posted August 10th, 2019, 4:03 pm

mightyglydd wrote:
v1adimir wrote: enormous file size difference

Around 8 MB is "enormous" and "abnormal" ? :-k

Yep those 100mb drives fill fast :roll:
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Post Posted August 10th, 2019, 4:44 pm

therube wrote:More bloat.
More crap features.
More spyware.

any prove of evidence from your site, using firefox 70?
if not you better shut up.

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