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Kolya
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JARs not compressed in PFF?

The title says it all. While changing my PFF context menu in firefox\chrome\browser.jar I noticed the JAR wasn't compressed. It dropped from 1.101KB to 337KB after zipping.
So is there a disadvantage to compressing them all?
BTW I store PortableFirefox on a HDD-based MP-3Player. Does this count as "IPod or MP3-Player" Smile or as "Portable Harddrive" in my Account-settings?

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Compression Dropped in Favor of Update

JAR, EXE and DLL compression was dropped from the 1.5 release. The reason is the updater. The built-in 1.5 updater can apply binary patches. So, rather than downloading a new 1.5.1 when a security issue is addressed, Firefox automatically applies a small patch and keeps on going. By dropping compression, we grow 8MB size-wise, but gain the ability to do auto-update, keeping everyone nice and secure.

As for what to chose: Chose MP3 Smile

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Kolya
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Ah okay, neato. I'll just

Ah okay, neato. I'll just store the files back in the JAR then.
Thanks for the great work you're doing with the portable apps.
And a nice site you got here... I take it it's drupal powered?
You really gave me an idea when I first discovered PFF and I look out for portability wherever I download now.

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FF will work slower!

If we zip the files FF will work slower. So I think un-ziping them will be much better Smile I use P3-600 64mb ram. I really feel the un-ziping time Smile

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Hear hear! JH -- you rock!

Hear hear!

JH -- you rock! Smile

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