Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Dermot7, May 20, 2010.
What's up with the size increase? This version = 4.2 MB (1.7 MB after PECompact) whereas the last one was 1.2 MB?
I use Summatra PDF on rescue disks and portable media because it's small, so the size increase is disappointing.
Mine is showing as 1.66Mb installed. Did see Majorgeeks saying it was a 4Mb+
download, but it's not, from author's site anyway, or maybe I'm misunderstanding?
Cant see any security issues addressed with the new build so I will pass on this and remain with the old version but thanks for the update
I did get mine from MG and it was over 4 MB, but that must have been an earlier version or something. 1.66 MB is better.
Wonder why MGs version is so much larger if correct 1.1 version....very strange?? Previous(1.01) was approx 1.2MB.
Always best to download from original source, unless not possible.
It's 1.7mb HERE.
1.7MB on Softpedia too.
I've downloaded from the official site and it was 4.2MB, later it was 1.6MB.
Do you have e.g. a screenie of that installation file to see? Here's my SumatraPDF-1.1-install.exe (from author's site):
No, I downloaded portable (zip) 4.2MB version, then I saw this thread and downloaded portable version again and it was 1.6MB. Old big file was deleted.
From the three links at Majorgeeks (I did not test the ftp aussie download), the one from the author is 1.6MB and the 2 from MG servers are 4.2MB. They're all three the same (?) portable version:
Strangely, I cannot see any obvious difference but the size!
Yes ruinebabine, I checked all the downloads. It seems the MG zip when extracted contains 3 files, and the 1.66MB from author's site contains 2. Don't
know if this is irrelevant, or just seems a bit strange. Maybe someone will explain the difference, and if it matters.
Well, for me, each includes only 1 file.
And when decompiled, here is the difference:
I wonder the same!
Here's my speculation: Sumatra first released a version that hadn't been compacted by mistake. MG grabbed it and posted it on their site. Sumatra then realized the mistake and compacted the file. The files are probably exactly the same in function, except one is smaller. I think this is the case because when I PECompacted the 4.2 MB version it shrunk to 1.7 MB (and remained fully functional), which is about the same as the latter release.
You can use PECompact or AppCompactor to shrink some application files (exe, dll,...) if they haven't been pre-shrunk. I used to do this when preparing rescue CDs limited to 500 MB. Some people do it with portable applications to save space on USB sticks.
Yes, that could probably make for it. But I don't understand why only MajorGeeks would have grab this erroneous file to distribute, and that they did not pull out this bigger file from their own servers as of yet! Well, probably only MG guys or the developer would be able to shed some more light here...
Thank you, it's a compact and light reader
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