Is there a tutorial somewhere that would explain the options available in the program? I just use the default selected option when compacting my PortableApps but I was wondering if it would be better to use a different setting for a different program, perhaps based on how the program was compiled. In essence, I would like to more efficiently use the program so that when I do compact a PortableApp, I get the most out of it (speed, takes up as least space as possible, etc) Any ideas?
It's best to use the default. It's the best balance of size and speed based on multiple tests. Some apps can get smaller with LZMA but it slows down startup a hair and increases the risk of compatibility issues.
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Sounds good. Thank you for the reply. I am working on compiling a list of programs that are not in a portable format (install to the local hard drive as any other program) and can be compressed using AppCompactor without any negative effects on the performance or reliability of the programs. I know that some programs cannot be compressed due to the structure of their development or for other reasons, though some can be as long as the option to compress JAR files is unchecked. I will continue to compile the list and once it is complete, perhaps I will post it here on the forum.