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Klaus Knopper (creator of Knoppix) request #

I've been chatting with Klaus recently, and he has the following question:
"I'm working on a Linux-based network boot console that can automatically restore operating system partitions with multicasted archive from a server. For this, I have tried to keep all programs as small as possible, but currently, I'm already at 12MB (compressed), which takes a lot of time to decompress on an old computer (about 8 seconds, goal is 4 seconds). I'm still searching for a way to get the Qt-based embedded GUI smaller. But C++ apps seem to need a lot of bloated libraries. Maybe you have an idea how to get this smaller."
If you can help, please email him directly at: knopper AT knopper DOT net. Thanks.

/nix | May 11, 2007


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