I've updated to the new X8 and was looking at the new compression engine, hoping to reduce the size of my current installs.
I tried the following:
- rebuild with X8, size of 42,971 was larger than previous build with X7 (42,956)
changed the compression slider to "Best", size was larger again at 43,685
changed the compression slider to "Best-1", size was 42,749
I am running X8 in a Virtual machine (Windows 10). I realized my memory for this VM was set to 4GB, and the notes on the new compression mentioned needing 16GB. I edited my VM to have 16 GB, restarted it and build my installer again to get a size of 42,791. I also watched the memory use while my command line install ran and it didn't go any higher than 4GB.
Will the new compression engine reduce the size of my installs? Does this work in a virtual machine?