[Coco] Re: mess questions
npwoods at cybercom.net
Fri Apr 29 15:28:34 EDT 2005
John R. Hogerhuis writes:
> Thanks Nathan. How big do you think a coco3-only MESS would be? Seems
> like something fun to try. Do these tiny make files shorten the time to
> build at all? Mess takes forever.
> Main goal though is fitting it into a mini-linux-distro or dos boot
Using "Tiny MESS" builds does shorten the build time greatly, as they omit
non-relevant CPU cores, sound systems and drivers.
As for size, a Tiny MESS (with Coleco) build for Win32 takes up about 2.8
megs. UPXing it trims it down to about 850k. I'd imagine that a CoCo 3
Tiny MESS would take up a bit more space.
Keep in mind that there is still quite a bit of fat that could be trimmed
1. This is on Win32, so there is stuff (namely the GUI) that would not be
present on UNIX or DOS builds.
2. All that the tiny builds do is remove other systems, CPUs and sound
chips; currently no effort is made to slim down the core itself. Things
like the artwork system could be theoretically removed.
3. Normally, builds are optimized for speed. Optimizing for size may slim
things down even further.
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