AW: AW: Installer software

Peter TB Brett peter.brett at
Fri Dec 9 09:28:34 EST 2016

On 09/12/2016 09:54, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> thats interesting. Right now, I pack the 20000 video files (total 8 GB) in
> 10 zip files on DVD and store them when installing in a users choice
> location on HD. I would have never thought it would be a good idea to create
> one big  8GB app bundle. Do you think this would be a good idea? Wouldn't
> this affect the loading time and memory requirement of the app? I always
> thought that if you start an app, the whole bundle is loaded into memory.

A Mac OS X app bundle is just a set of files.  Nothing is loaded into 
memory until it's explicitly loaded by the app program.

The LiveCode Business app bundle is 1.05 GB.  However, running the IDE 
only needs about 70 MB of memory.  All of the other resources in the 
bundle -- the standalone engines, documentation, and other files -- only 
get accessed as and when they are actually used.

There's really no problem with having 20000 files in an app bundle.  The 
Xcode app bundle is 9.97 GB and contains 214727 files.


Dr Peter Brett <peter.brett at>
LiveCode Technical Project Manager

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