June 18, 2002 11:29PM
edited January 2014
This may be a stupid question, but can someone explain to me why the LimeWire download for Windows is 3.78MB, OS X is 2.33MB, Linux is 2.54MB, but for MacOS 8.1-9.x is a whopping 11.2MB?
Reply 1 of 5
June 18, 2002 11:41PM
I've been wondering that for about a year now too...
Reply 2 of 5
June 19, 2002 12:02AM
and the 11.2 mb version is that much better than the others.
Reply 3 of 5
June 19, 2002 12:51AM
[quote]Originally posted by Stroszek:
<strong>This may be a stupid question, but can someone explain to me why the LimeWire download for Windows is 3.78MB, OS X is 2.33MB, Linux is 2.54MB, but for MacOS 8.1-9.x is a whopping 11.2MB?</strong><hr></blockquote>
Perhaps the Mac OS Classic version includes its own JVM, while the Mac OS X, etc. versions can use the OS virtual machine?
Reply 4 of 5
June 20, 2002 12:47PM
Well this is actually pretty simple
The one for OS 9 or <, has to contain the full swing implimentation. Since Java 1.2 was never released for OS 9 it does contain any Swing components. There was a release for Java 1.1.7, but it was never a standard part of 1.1.7 so anyone who uses Swing needs to ship that for systems that don't use Java 1.2
The OSX install is smaller than Windows because in windows LimeWire has more features. It makes some Native system calls there to allow it to better interact with the OS. The OS X version lacks these features, and is a Pure Java implimentation, so it is smaller.
Nothing too earth breaking.
Reply 5 of 5
June 20, 2002 1:35PM
thanks for the explaination,