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v1adimir

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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)
to
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
=
7,757,176
=
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.
xD

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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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