Posted by Deliverator on September 27th, 2006
The lead developer of Minimo has released a new build which has been compressed with UPX4PPC. UPX essentially compresses an executeable and turns it into a self extracting, self executing, smaller version of itself. The decompressor is tacked onto the front end of the exe, so no seperately installed software needs to be present on a system to use UPX compressed executables. On systems with limited storage & execution space like a PDA, UPX compressed exes can be a big space saver and will actually decrease time to execute many programs. On my Netbook Pro, it now only takes 12 seconds for Minimo to load to google instead of the 18 seconds that a non-compressed build from around the same date took.