20930Re: [aprsisce] Maps space vs sector size idea
- Nov 21, 2012Steve you just have a small map set...and perhaps smaller disks.. on my 119 gig drive I'm closer to 40-50% of wasted space. Don't mind losing 3 gig of space to go portable with any of my map sets, but would be nice to put it to other uses.
pOn Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 11:05 AM, Steve Daniels <steve@...> wrote:
I just did a quick test by zipping my OSM directory, you don’t save any space from a file size point of view, but with 22MB of files, size on disk dropped from 27MB to 22MB, so it is worth considering some sort of “packing” for a 20% reduction in disk space used. (I rounded the figures)
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)
Sent: 21 November 2012 05:17
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Maps space vs sector size idea
Not that I know of, but if someone wants to take the time to track down
such a "container file" approach for Windows Mobile (and optionally
WinCE, but that's much more unlikely), I'd be glad to learn of it.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
On 11/21/2012 12:10 AM, Greg D wrote:
> Hi Lynn,
> I wonder... I've been using an aging yet trusty HP 100LX Palmtop for
> many years (since 1995, actually), and one of the techniques people use
> to optimize space is to use a compressed drive. The technology of the
> day was Stacker, then came DoubleSpace with Windows. The main purpose
> was to get more space out of the limited drives then available (often up
> to 2x), but a side effect was that the apparent sector size of the
> compressed drive was fairly small.
> Are there any equivalent utilities for WinCE (a verb) that would create
> a new folder with files in it when you CD to it, but look like one big
> file from the outside? That way you wouldn't have to use or invent your
> own database, and you'd have full portability of the contents. Just
> point to it and go.
> Just a thought,
> Greg KO6TH
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