Compressed binary?!

Hi, we are using additional build steps to compress the binaries the Projucer than places into BinaryData. Would it be an option to let the Projucer compress (zlib) them?

yeah, thats a stupid idea! Don’t ever consider it! Who would want that?

It’s a good idea!

I’ve considered it in the past, though in general I think it’s a bad idea to try to keep the binary size small - in almost all cases it’d make more sense to have a large binary that doesn’t require run-time decompression, and leave compression to the installer/package to do the compression on your whole binary. Because after all, once on disk the binary size isn’t a big deal, it’s just the process of getting it to a user where you need to compress, and that stage is normally already compressed pretty well.