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v6sa

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executable size
« on: October 17, 2004, 12:12:21 pm »
hello!

i downloaded lazarus for windows and installed it, i tried to compile a opengl source code. works fine but when i compile from lazarus, executable size is about 1.6MB, using FPC.EXE i got size about 300kB. then i downloaded original freepascal from freepascal.org. using the IDE size was 1MB and using FPC.EXE from there gave me 100kB. it's quite useless to upload 1.6MB instead of 100kB, while the result is same.

Lightning

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executable size
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2004, 01:41:52 pm »
Lazarus makes bigger executables because it links a lot of code.
If you want smaller executables use UPX packer included in FPC.

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Anonymous

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executable size
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2005, 12:17:34 am »
Hello, I'm From Brazil.
For small executables, run the program STRIP.EXE in directory bin of Freepascal or Lazarus.
The sintaxe:
strip.exe --strip-all C:/project1.exe

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