Phoenix 0.1 Coming Soon

Thursday September 19th, 2002

Blake Ross writes: "We are targetting a Phoenix 0.1 for Monday. Please be sure to hammer on the nightlies, keeping in mind that this is merely a 0.1 release. Please check to see that your bug is not reported before filing. If it's a big issue, we're probably already aware of it. Thanks."

#32 Re: phoenix nightly size

by asa <>

Saturday September 21st, 2002 1:34 PM

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"why is that archive so big? Just to hold also mfcembed? Its more lean than phoenix (no xul at all)."

why is the archive so big? Well, it's about eight and a half MB. I've got my version stripped down a little bit further to about seven MB.

Just to hold also mfcembed? I don't know what that means. mfcembed.exe is about 34K compressed. We should remove that from the Phoenix build but that's not a very big win compared to removing some other things. 34K is less than half of one percent of the overall size of the Phoenix download.

I'm not sure what you mean by "Its more lean than phoenix..." Do you mean mfcembed is a smaller download than Phoniex? Well, sure. It is. A download of the win-embed test app is about 5MB, a download of Phoenix is about 8.5MB, a download of Mozilla is about 11MB, and a typical (according to the MS website) download of IE6 is abouot 17MB. I don't see much of a point there. Different apps with different capabilities are going to have different download sizes.