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Size of Windows installer/ Client side history

Will the file size of the Windows installer shrink in the future? At 16MB, the prospect of distributing over a slow link seems daunting.

If you don’'t mind explaining to a curious soul, what made it this size to begin with (compared to other clients, seems large).

Also, as a feature request: Would love to see client side logging similar to what gaim provides.

BTW: Really like the look and “feel” of the client. Thanks!

If you don’'t mind explaining to a curious soul, what

made it this size to begin with (compared to other

clients, seems large).

The reason we’‘ve been able to make Spark cross-platform is that it’‘s almost entirely written in Java. To make installation and running the application very simple, we currently distribute the Java runtime with the client. That’‘s the main reason the client is quite a bit larger than others. We’‘ll likely offer a version that doesn’'t include the Java runtime in the future, but wanted to keep the options simple for the first release.

Also, as a feature request: Would love to see client

side logging similar to what gaim provides.

We’'re actually currently more interested in server-side logging. That would allow you to access full logs from wherever you connect and for conversation log backups to be managed centrally.

BTW: Really like the look and “feel” of the client.

Thanks!

Thanks for your feedback!

-Matt

Thanks for the fast response!

Server-side logging sounds excellent. Looking forward to the runtime-less client.