[Project_owners] Clarification for a SeaMonkey User

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Mon Sep 15 11:03:21 EDT 2003


Pete Collins wrote:

>> The aim is to make these smaller.
>
>
> One way to make them smaller is to release them as XPI packages on top 
> of a *working* GRE/MRE/INSERT_SDK_ACRONYM_HERE
>
>
>> Maybe not you, but many many people didn't want the bloat. They 
>> didn't want Composer, Chatzilla ... and all the other extras.
>
>
> Brian, I did the math. 18.7 M (Firebird/Thunderbird) to 15M Mozilla 
> App/Bloat Suite. These are compressed not extracted footprint numbers :-)
>
> Now we have everything as a "stand alone" distro which is *increasing" 
> the bloat not reducing it.

That's just because it is still a work in progress. Also in the future a 
shared GRE will reduce this further.
There could easily be a release that includes both Firebird and 
thunderbird as standalone apps, but sharing the same GRE, which would be 
smaller than the current 15M
David



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