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Authored by: clacz on Aug 17, '05 03:59:42PM

You wouldn't saved anywhere near 2.4 GB on a 8GB application folder. It would be 30% of the executable size, not the entire .app directory. In most applications the executable size in 1/2 to 1/10 the size or less of the entire .app directory. You would probably save closer to 600MB rather then 2.4GB.

If you have games (Warcraft, Diablo ect) or applications like iDVD that have a huge amount of data in the .app package you might only reduce the size on those by a couple percent. iDVD takes 1.5GB, but the executable is only 3.5 MB. You might save 1.5 MB there, and maybe a little more on the frameworks, but those are small. That's about a 1% reduction in size.



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