Wondering about VM sizes

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Wed Apr 12 04:22:10 UTC 2006

Hi Guys -

Looking at download sizes for Croquet today I was somewhat astonished by 
the size differences in the various VMs. Looking at the VMs in Croquet I 
find that the sizes for the platforms are:

	Win32: 1,090,259 bytes
	Unix:  4,174,760 bytes
	Mac:   7,332,608 bytes

I haven't looked at the details but I'm surprised to see such 
differences. Do you have any ideas why the Unix and Mac VM are *that* 
much larger than the Win32 VM? I can understand some of it given that 
the Mac VM is a "universal" binary (probably including PPC as well as 
Intel binaries) but that still leaves a factor of 3-4 which simply 
amazes me.

Any explanations? Are there plugins built with either the Unix or Mac VM 
which take that space and that I'm simply not building for Windows? Any 
other causes?

   - Andreas

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