Last post by h3kt0r - February 18, 2020, 10:41:44 am
Thank you. Roughly, the roadmap is as follow :
- to finish the find/replace functions ("wholeword" & "replace all" options). - to add a font selector with a filter for fixed pitch fonts. - to add a basic file browser docked on the right. - to add an options dialog. - to add the capacity to show/hide ruler, gutter, toolbar, file browser via the menu. - to add ownerdraw menu.
Last post by h3kt0r - February 18, 2020, 04:42:13 am
this is what i type in the console to get that :
UPX --best filename.exe
usually it takes less than 2 seconds to compact the file.
I don't agree with you : else why do you still archive files with ZIP (or RAR, etc...) ? UPX uses LZMA compression, which is used by ZIP. What you get, in fact, is a zipped executable which is unzipped into memory space and run from there. Small is beautiful.
I don't like bloatware. Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, all these very large software that bloat the hard drive while you can get Sumatra PDF or PolyEdit which only takes a fraction of the space for the same basic functionnalities. Mainly : open and read a PDF or a DOC file. I don't need all the extra stuff that Adobe or Microsoft put into their bloated piece of software.
I rather like a small, fast program that does only one thing but does it correctly than a large, slow program that does many things (and the coffee) incorrectly. (and slow is incorrect given the processors we have these days).
Last post by Brian - February 18, 2020, 03:20:46 am
I have tried UPX before. If you put in a high value for the compression, a lot of programs just wouldn't run. And you must be using a tight compression value to get it from 184kb to 54kb - that's two-thirds!
I could see the point yonks ago, when RAM and disk space was at a premium, but it doesn't hold water now to compress programs so aggressively
Last post by h3kt0r - February 18, 2020, 03:14:29 am
Unfortunately, i can't keep this "About box" as it is. When you click on the main program window scroll bars while the "About box" is displayed, there is a side effect : you can't close it anymore. Try by yourself, you'll see what i mean. Had to change it from WINDOW to DIALOG.
And, yes, i use UPX to compact executables. I barely use my antivirus. Most of the time, it detects perfectly legitimate programs to be some kind of threat. And anti-virus programs are a heavy load on system resources. This is not acceptable : false positives + system heavy load are just turning me off. Whenever in doubt, i start the anti-virus and use on demand scan on the suspect file.
Last post by Brian - February 18, 2020, 03:00:57 am
Liked the About box - very stylish!
Are you using a compression program on the final Tpad.exe? The exe you posted is smaller than the source code! And my anti-virus didn't like it at all - wouldn't let it run. That can happen a lot with compressed exes
My compiled exe is 184kb, and yours is 54kb - big difference