Few notes about optimizing files (Windows OS)

Noel Grandin noelgrandin at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 02:23:05 PDT 2012

Are you offering to implement these ideas?

We're not short on ideas, but we need more hands on deck, so if you're
keen, start by visiting the 'libreoffice native build' page and get
Feel free to ask on this list if you get stuck.

On Sunday, 19 August 2012, ape wrote:

> Hi all!
> Few notes about optimizing files that are loaded into RAM at startup
> LibreOffice.
> 1. Icons of executable files contain extra pictures the size of 128 by 128
> pixels. Desktop environment of operating systems Windows XP-7 don’t need
> these pictures. Best appearance requires that icons contain pictures size
> 20
> at 20 pixels (for Windows XP: 120% or 120 dpi) and 24 on 24 pixel (for
> Windows 7: 150% or 144 dpi). Changing these resources reduces the size of
> executable files from 50 to 40 kilobytes.
> 2. The file “soffice.bin” is loaded into RAM, but serves an additional
> function: it shows the file icons in Explorer. Propose to entrust this
> function to an additional file "loicons.dll" which will not be loaded into
> RAM when running LibreOffice. This solution makes it possible to compile
> file "soffice.bin" only with the necessary icons and reduces the file size
> from 680 to 96 kilobytes.
> 3. The Windows operating system does not assign icons of text documents,
> spreadsheets, presentations or databases. This makes the program that opens
> files. Icons for ODF files and Microsoft’s documents appear identically
> because of this reason. File size "soffice.bin" will grow, if you eliminate
> this problem. Consequently, program’s startup time will increase too. It's
> not going to happen, if the program will have a separate library of icons
> (loicons.dll) for Windows Explorer.
> I don't know programming and use the resource editor for this purpose.
> Files
> (LibO-3.7.0_alpha+) that allow you to check my notes are attached. I can
> explain the purpose of each of the icons contained in the files, and
> publish
> all PNG images here, if someone will fix the code.
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