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Why?
Authored by: Rob Best on Aug 17, '05 02:00:30PM

Actually there are some very good reason.
My main two reason is:
Smaller backups
Smaller Disk Images (when creating Disk Images for the purpose of cloning. Smaller the image, faster the clone!)

I also use Delocalizor to remove all non-english languages from application bundles too, saves lots of space (I suspect far more than removing x86 code)



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Re: Why?
Authored by: gidds on Aug 17, '05 03:09:28PM
Yes, I remove other language bundles too. (Using my own script.)

But that's different for a couple of reasons. Firstly, size; while many language bundles are small, some apps have lots of 'em making up well over half of their size; whereas for a double-binary, 50% is the absolute most you'd ever save, and it'd usually be much, much less.

And secondly, I'm unlikely to ever want to run any of my apps in Albanian! But it's actually rather likely that I'll want to move to x86 eventually.

Of course, it's up to every Mac user whether they want to thin their binaries, but unless you're certain you'll be sticking to a PPC Mac even when they're extinct, I'd think carefully about trading a small bit of disk space now against major headaches when you come to switch.

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