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Maximum Plugin Size

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:06 am
by adelsysadmin
Just Askin ???

Thanks

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:30 am
by Wrangler
With the power and speed of today's computers, I don't think exe size is quite as critical as it once was. I could be wrong, but I don't think the size a plugin adds to an exe file slows down the program that much. I assume it just takes up space until used within the program, as opposed to packing more code into the scripting itself.

The exe's for my programs range in size from 2mb to 12 or 13mb, and I see little if any difference in code execution. Of course, it would be more evident on very slow computers.

However, it is always a good rule of thumb to keep it all as small as possible in the attempt to cover all users.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:35 am
by adelsysadmin
Thanks Wrangler

Iam working on a plugin for image transitions, it's about 2mb but after i used a compressing tool (Shrinker) it went down to 1mb (Which i don't think it's a lot). So i was just wondering if NeoBookers care about the size, but as you said :

With the power and speed of today's computers, I don't think exe size is quite as critical as it once was.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:14 pm
by Neosoft Support
I agree. Even more critical is the type of Internet connection you have. With a high speed wireless, cable or DSL connection file size is much less important than it used to be. If you look at commercial applications today, almost all of them are at least several megabytes in size.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:56 am
by dpayer
Neosoft Support wrote:I agree. Even more critical is the type of Internet connection you have. With a high speed wireless, cable or DSL connection file size is much less important than it used to be. If you look at commercial applications today, almost all of them are at least several megabytes in size.


I have had people try to update service packs from Microsoft on an dialup connection!!!!!!!

When you consider how willing people are to put up with annoyances (time spent online for slower connections) to get what they want/need, I think 2 megs for a plugin as part of an app that fulfills a need, it is not a problem.

David Payer

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:33 am
by Wrangler
When I had dial-up :shock: I used to download 100 meg files all the time. Just took a few days is all. I used a download manager that would pound away at it for days.

Where there's a will, there's a way.