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XsTrimmer trims your Universal Binary files and language files to save space and speed up your applications. It also automatically backs-up the application, if you choose to. Version 1.0 only runs on PPC.

What's New

Version 1.0.3:
  • Fixed a silly bug that prevents trimming of apps that use X11 like gimp and inkscape, problem was any executables in "Resources" will not be trimmed.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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CRIPPO Member IconReview+0
CRIPPO
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i cant open any of my programs.. what should i do? i cant do nothing.. please help me!

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Version 1.0.3
CRIPPO Member IconComment+0
CRIPPO
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i have the same problem! i cant open any of my programs.. what should i do? i cant do nothing.. please help me!

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Version 1.0.3
Thirrouard Member IconReview+6
Thirrouard
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Some users seems to report that the app was crashing... well, they were lucky!
On my system, it ran just fine... except it totally screwed up my installation! I should have stick to monolingual :(
Anyway, I asked him to remove the unused languages (all except russian, french, and of course english (we can't remove it anyway)), and clean the architectures. There were nothing to setup the last point, but anyway, it's either PPC you remove or Intel, right?!
Well, except this fool removed the wrong part of the code! I run it on a macbook air and it removed the Intel Code, leaving only the PPC code...
So, a chance Apple created Rosetta to make PPC code readable by Intel machines, but it's slow and take huge quantity of RAM...
Moreover, XsTrimmer also broke the hard drive structure...

To summerize: AVOID THIS SOFTWARE!

Go with Monolingual. It's pretty straight forward and works well. And YOU choose what code to remove (it remind you what plateform you are running - and doesn't make mistake: "Intel 64").

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Version 1.0.3
FLASH1296 Member IconReview+297
FLASH1296
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Seemed to be working slowly but well, that is, until it crashed -- on my MacBookPro.

I will stick with xSlimmer thanx.

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Version 1.0.3
LouKash
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From the application description:
"Version 1.0 only runs on PPC."

In other words:
PPC != Intel
MacBookPro = Intel

In other words: You seem to be using the wrong tool...

Telnet7 (Developer)
+1

updated, version 1.0.x only runs on PPC. Shouldn't be able to run on macbookpro unless you are referring to powerbook.

Joshmunkey Member IconComment+54
Joshmunkey
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application will not start up, period. no action on the dock, nothing. no blips from Activity Monitor either. running G4 533 dual processor (Digital Audio), 768 RAM, OS 10.3.9, all updates current.

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Version 1.0.2
Telnet7 (Developer)
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anyone else tested this on 10.3.9? does it work? thank you

8oo8 Member IconComment+70
8oo8
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Well, I finally gave it a try the other day and it didn't hose my system, BUT!, it crashed several times. The scanning went just fine, however it crashed each time I used it during the trimming process.
Notified the developer about it. Haven't gotten a response, yet.

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Version 1.0.2
Telnet7 (Developer)
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i didn't receive your email. could you resend it to support.telnet7@gmail.com. I can't seem to pinpoint this crashing when scanning or trimming, because i can't recreate it. Do you notice any crashing, during a certain app? How much ram do you have, what kinda system thank you.

eingebildet Member IconReview+5
eingebildet
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Can't say I'm real impressed so far. I've tried to use this twice and each time it's locked up and crashed on me. This is during the initial scan phase on my Applications folder. I've created a few category folders for audio apps and graphics stuff, which any app like this should be able to navigate. It scans about a dozen application, then goes all beachball on me, crashing a few minutes later. Definitely not ready for prime time.

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Version 1.0.1
Gaoshan
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Same with me. It locked up partway through the scan process. This earned it a quick trip to the trash.

8oo8 Member IconComment+70
8oo8
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Something like this can really hose one's system if wasn't put together perfectly. I'd really like to use XsTrimmer but I'm just not ballsy enough to jump in, since the developer has no apparent track record and there are no reviews by people who have actually used it. In other words, "you first!" Anybody?

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Version 1.0
chrismessina Member IconComment+7
chrismessina
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So is this another free version of an existing piece of commercial software? In this case, Xslimmer? Ironically, aren't you also then competing with the free and open source Monolingual?

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Version 1.0
NeoX
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Are not choices always a good thing? I am a big fan of xSlimmer and this does look similar. However I do not like Monologue, as I have seen it mess things up too.

chrismessina
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Choice is good, certainly. I'm in favor of that -- and I'm in favor of folks using projects like this to learn programming and so on. I guess I came across a little curmudgeonly because I this doesn't necessarily add anything new to the existing offerings.

Telnet7 (Developer)
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not affiliated with xslimmer. just an alternative for you guyz free version does all xslimmer does besides some things that might not be so important to me.

fengshuifacts
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Hm..Nmr didn't say they had used this project to 'learn' how to develop a program don't know if that's what you meant.
I noticed XsTrimmer is different. XsTrimmer has a re-constructive backup, which is a terrific feature to offer. Probably what makes XsTrimmer unique is you can trim all your universal binaries without the 50mb limit.

aljuk
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@factoryjoe - I don't get it... what exactly is your point? It sounds like you'd rather pay for a commercial app than get the same functionality for free. And are you quite sure you understand the meaning of "irony"? lol

While you're at it, check the reviews for monolingual - they're horrendous.

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Downloads 4,247
Version Downloads 2,781
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 23 Oct 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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