Re: [NTLK] "PackageFlag Changer 0.1a2" by T. Murai

From: Dan <>
Date: Wed Jun 07 2006 - 10:07:10 EDT

On 6/6/2006 11:23 PM, Ed Kummel wrote:
> Disablign compression on a Newt? I don't know if this is smething that newt does natively, but I didn't know that it did compression...if so, it's a new one on me!
> I do know that if you freeze packages, the Newt becomes a little more stable and a little more responsive, but that's due to increased heap space...As for speed testing? The Newt Implant site offered an implant speed test tool to verify that the implant acellerated the Newt. I have a copy of it on my site. You can get it here:
> Watch out though, even on an acellerated newt, this app takes a long while to run.
> Ed
> web/gadget guru
> (download Newton packages)
> DJ Vollkasko <> wrote:
> Hmh, does disabling compression give a speed benefit running
> applications? And how much?
> Should work, shouldn't it, as decompressing costs dearly in terms of
> CPU--or does the Newton handle this differently?
> And thinking about speed--do we have a benchmarking suite to run on
> Newtons and clock them? Would be handy to have that around and compare
> speeds of original Newts against Einsteinian Dr. Moreau-creatures, and
> rank these amongst themselves, if one should be so interested.

Yes you can disable the compression for a package on a Newt. 2.x
compresses all packages unless told now to. It is a setting when the
package is complied with NTK and by default it is ON for 2.x packages.
All packages created by Press are compressed when installed. With
Bookmaker you can choose to have it compressed or not when compiling
with NTK (like any other package). But there is not any speed boost in
doing so, at least I never have see any. I did some experiments back
when I found Victors tool (thanks Victor!) on some packages that always
seemed to be as large as the original .pkg file and they had the
compression turned off on install. An example that comes to mind is
Sticky Newts. I the turned the compression bit on and reinstalled the
package which caused it to take half the space it normally did. And it
didn't cause any sort of slow down on the 120, 130, or 2100.

In short most packages have the compression on, and I would leave it as
storage is always something we need more of. ;)


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