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RE: octave for palm

From: Steve Goncalo
Subject: RE: octave for palm
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 17:27:34 -0400

> Did you strip your binary?

I just ran configure and make within Cygwin (GNU GCC under W32)
using the default options. Apparently debug information is
on by default. The stripped file is "only" a little over 6 MB.
I believe the Windows executable has most octave code
statically linked, whereas the Linux version loads most of
its code from shared libraries, which would also have to be
figured into the total size.

I would still be inclined to bet against seeing Octave run on a
palm any time soon, but I won't say it is outright impossible.
$ strip -o octstripped --strip-all octave-2.1.34.exe

address@hidden /usr/local/bin
$ ls -l
total 40546
lrwxrwxrwx    1 sgoncalo 513           112 Sep 11 13:19 mkoctfile ->
-rwxr-xr-x    1 sgoncalo 513          5298 Sep 11 13:19 mkoctfile-2.1.34
lrwxrwxrwx    1 sgoncalo 513           106 Sep 11 13:21 octave ->
-rwxr-xr-x    1 sgoncalo 513      33320381 Sep 11 13:21 octave-2.1.34.exe
lrwxrwxrwx    1 sgoncalo 513           114 Sep 11 13:19 octave-bug ->
-rwxr-xr-x    1 sgoncalo 513          9619 Sep 11 13:19 octave-bug-2.1.34
-rwxr-xr-x    1 sgoncalo 513       6350848 Oct  4 17:12 octstripped

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Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 4:46 PM
To: address@hidden
Subject: RE: octave for palm

Did you strip your binary?


The executable for Octave I am running on my PC is about 32 Megabytes.
I think that is at least an order of magnitude more than the current
of Palm machines can handle.

A quick look at the adds on CompuUSA tells me most palms have around 2 MB
and a really loaded one might have 8 MB.

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