Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#1229 closed defect

MSI compression is suboptimal — at Initial Version

Reported by: trev Assignee:
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Internet-Explorer Keywords: installer
Cc: eric@…, oleksandr Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Internet Explorer
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
Review URL(s):


How to reproduce

  1. Download
  2. Note the file size (4.558.848 bytes).
  3. Now compress that file, e.g. via gzip adblockplusie-1.2-x64.msi
  4. Look at the file size of the compressed file.

Observed behaviour

The size of the compressed file is 3.218.239 bytes, roughly 70% of the original size. This indicates that the compression of our MSI file is very suboptimal - if it is compressed at all.

Expected behaviour

The size of the compressed file should only be minimally smaller, if at all. Note that adblockplusie-1.2.exe apparently applies additional compression - gzip almost doesn't compress it, and its size is only minimally larger than the two MSI files after they have been compressed by gzip.

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