TrimTheFat, awesome application!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Xax, May 10, 2006.

  1. Xax macrumors member

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    hey, i just recently found out about a application called trimthefat, http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/28882, which trims the unused code in an universal binary, and thus saves disk space and loading times, and it even accelerates the program!

    i tried it with the final cut studio 5.1 suite and even with camino, it stripped out a quarter of the whole app file

    try it and report your findings!

    ps: why dont they just release apps with either intel or ppc code? the load times are lightning!
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Are you running a PPC or Intel based Mac?

    Interested to know how much faster you think FC-Studio 5.1 was without the 'fat'. Also did you do it for all the apps, or just Final Cut Pro?
     
  3. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    Because then they would have to deal with customers who bought the wrong version.
     
  4. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    ... also production and packaging costs would basically double I guess.
     
  5. Xax thread starter macrumors member

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    i run a 2.0ghz macbook pro with 1gb of ram

    i did not do tests with a stopwatch but it appeared to load a lot faster and i did it on camino, adium, and the fcs suite.

    ill run it through all of my universal applications.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Didn't someone come out with a similar application for the 68K to PPC switch? It's a good idea as long as it's done right - no sense having a lot of extra code that you don't need hanging around.

    I could see where potentially it might improve load times, but I don't know why it would impact performance in general except perhaps to free up some memory.
     
  7. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    They could release both versions on the same dvd and in the same package. The installer would then decide which version to install.
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Yes, although it only worked one way. It only stripped PowerPC code on a 68k machine... because obviously a lot of 68k code still had to run on PowerPC machines.
     

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