Saturday 22nd September, 2012
this was a fresh VM - nothing else installed
Odd. This is another reason that the creation of our distributions is quite critical. Our existing VMware image is 55 MB, although that's for Syllable 0.6.6, which was smaller
when you create the disk, there's an option to pre-allocate it - I chose that (the size had was a 1 GB disk). Not sure if that would make a difference as to how small it would compress
Skydrive needs a Live ID to download a publicly shared file? That's hilarious. I should buy Dropbox shares (if I had the money). :-)
I can try again with a disk that is not pre-allocated
Could be, if it doesn't zero-fill it
no, I think I just shared it with the option to edit
Qtask also needs cookies to get into a public file listing
(If only Dropbox had public shares ... :)
creating the VM again without pre-allocating the disk to see if it'll compress more
with 0.6.6, did you choose the top compression with 7zip?
I just did it at whatever is the default
also, not sure if versions after 9.20 compress any better - do they?
Yes, was going to say that, highest compression. It takes longer
I don't know about newer versions, but I do everything with 9.04 on Syllable
same size with the disk not pre-allocated
here's the depositfiles link:
Kaj, it looks like bloat is just the natural course :-)
was the prior image for an even older version of Workstation than 6?
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