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Re[6]: Torpark Pre-release


UPX  works  well  on some of the files, not so hot on others. the NSIS
generated files fail UPX, but this is possibly because of a CRC check.

However,  there  is  great success in compressing firefox.exe from 7MB
down  to  2.5MB, when the archive is decompressed. Unfortunately, this
deflated  size  adds up to an even larger compressed sfx archive, even
under  LZMA Ultra. However... if you UPX the LZMA Ultra of the regular
size  archive, you get a 100K reduction. Small, but significant over a
million downloads.

I  haven't spoken much about it, but does anyone think a self-destruct
button on Torpark would be worthwhile? It would wipe the whole Torpark
application  and  directories,  and  kill  the processes (and possibly
close the connections, if we get technical about it.)


Saturday, August 5, 2006, 8:23:01 AM, you wrote:

> Hi Arrakistor,

> Arrakistor <arrakistor@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Will it incorporate as an sfx archive?

> UPX doesn't compress as an archive it only reduces the size of
> .exe's and .dll's.  You could compress with UPX then 7zip into an
> SFX to _possibly_ get better compression ratios than either alone.

> It runs via. commnad line and can take wild cards but it doesn't
> do sub-folders so you have to specify all the folders with .exe's or
> .dll's you wish to compress...For example:

> @Echo off
> upx --best -qqq C:\Directory-A\*
> upx --best -qqq C:\DIrectory-A\1\*
> upx --best -qqq C:\Directory-A\1\2\*
> exit

> P.S. John Haller uses UPX for all his portable apps.

> Anogeorgeo,

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