Victor Chew wrote:
The difference in filesizes are all in KBs.
From that perspective, most tools included in UBCD are increasing their size only by a few (K)bytes. Moreover, fdubcd.img is still the same “full” size (for now).
Even sg2d went from around 2MB to "only" 11MB, so that's "not too much" in relation to the whole UBCD ISO image. But some increments are not really needed in UBCD (a.k.a "bloat") (and, IMH
O, the incremented size of sg2d is one example of that).
I don't mean that the newer versions are not worth to be updated; they are. But the way the original archives are built are not always an adequate match for UBCD.
OTOH, some licenses allow re-distribution, but only when the original complete archive is untouched. And when it is allowed, "cleaning" the original archive requires some time, so to gain some "few" KiB.
My intention was to, at least, point out the current "bloating" path.
(Also, I wonder whether my prior comment regarding partinfo 1.10/1.11 deserve any kind of feedback.
Updates suggested for the next UBCD release:
_ ASTRA 6.11 - 2013SEP10
_ sg2d v.2.00beta6
_ testdisk and photorec 7.0wip
_ intelpiu 4.75 - 2013SEP24
_ memtest86 4.3.3 - 2013SEP11
_ memtest86 4.3.4 - 2013OCT02
5.01 - 2013SEP27
Note for memtest86plus
5.01 - 2013SEP27.
For some time there were no updates; any sort of info or comment at all. memtest86plus version 5.01 was supposed to be thoroughly tested before any release. Users should not be surprised if some "fixes and improvements" are still necessary. IMHO, memtest86plus 5.0x should be _added_ in the next UBCD, instead of _replacing_ the previous memtest86plus 4.20, at least for the next UBCD release (whenever it would come out).
Additionally, please avoid confusing "memtest86" with "memtest86plus". Both tools are developed independently, and their version numbers are very similar.