[vbox-dev] VBoxGuestAdditions.iso size - optimization possible for v4.0 ?

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 06:27:14 PST 2010

>but there is no much root for optimization here.

There is a root... look for change described originally...

3. The 32-bit drives for Windows guest now take _much_ more.
VBoxGuest/VBoxSF/VBoxGINA drivers have risen from 700 KB (VBox 1.6) to
whole 2.8 MB. (VBox 2.0)
(quadrupling the size !)
I see no valid reason for such kind of change, esp. because there was
no significant improvement of functionality in those components with v2.0.
The only thing I can think of is bad compiler or compiler options.

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