universal binary size

Discussion in 'macOS' started by otis123, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. otis123 macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2006
    are universal apps bigger than power PC apps? because when i upgraded to leopard, i lost 2 gigs and deleted my previous system folder and cant figure out were these 2 gigs went.
  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Yes. In order to be universal they effectively have to contain two copies of the app; one for each system. Thankfully, resources (images, nibs, etc...) are shared so apps don't double in size, but there's still an increase.

    Also, Leopard is just larger than Tiger.

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