[vbox-dev] Size optimizations of multi-arch Windows distribution of VirtualBox

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Thu Dec 17 12:35:00 GMT 2009

On Thursday 17 December 2009, Andreas - Sun Microsystems wrote:
> as you already correctly noticed, we're now shipping both, 32- and
> 64-bit executables/modules, with the Windows installer. This provides
> maximum compatibility on these platforms. Files which can be the same on
> both platforms (like documentation) are only stored once
> of course. There's maybe room for some small tweaks here and there to
> squeeze out a few KB (like NLS support + typelib), but it's not on top
> of our priority list at the moment.

To be more specific: All the VMM code needs to be 64-bit on 64-bit hosts.
A 32-bit GUI would be possible in theory but we definitely wouldn't do

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert

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