XsTrimmer
XsTrimmer 1.0.3
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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
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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XsTrimmer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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CRIPPO reviewed on 19 Nov 2011
i cant open any of my programs.. what should i do? i cant do nothing.. please help me!
[Version 1.0.3]


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Thirrouard reviewed on 03 Feb 2009
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").
[Version 1.0.3]


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FLASH1296 reviewed on 23 Oct 2007
Seemed to be working slowly but well, that is, until it crashed -- on my MacBookPro.

I will stick with xSlimmer thanx.
[Version 1.0.3]

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LouKash commented on 24 Oct 2007
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...
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Telnet7 (developer) replied on 24 Oct 2007
updated, version 1.0.x only runs on PPC. Shouldn't be able to run on macbookpro unless you are referring to powerbook.
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8oo8 commented on 17 Aug 2007
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.
[Version 1.0.2]

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Telnet7 (developer) replied on 18 Aug 2007
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.
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eingebildet tipped on 15 Aug 2007
Alrighty, a couple of more things about this application:

1. Throw away all your prefs and other files related to the app before running the new version. It refused to show anything being scanned and locked up when I tried to stop the scan before I did this. Afterwards it scanned fine.

2. Add it to your master exclude list if you use Unsanity haxies or anything requiring Application Enhancer - this is how I resolved the problems I noted in my review of 1.0.1

3. Developer is quite responsive and reasonable - that speaks well of his efforts and intentions. Let him know your experiences :)
[Version 1.0.2]


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eingebildet reviewed on 14 Aug 2007
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.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Gaoshan replied on 15 Aug 2007
Same with me. It locked up partway through the scan process. This earned it a quick trip to the trash.
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8oo8 commented on 09 Aug 2007
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?
[Version 1.0]


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chrismessina commented on 08 Aug 2007
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?
[Version 1.0]

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NeoX replied on 08 Aug 2007
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.
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chrismessina replied on 08 Aug 2007
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.
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Telnet7 (developer) replied on 08 Aug 2007
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.
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fengshuifacts replied on 09 Aug 2007
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.
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aljuk replied on 09 Aug 2007
@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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CRIPPO had trouble on 19 Nov 2011
i have the same problem! i cant open any of my programs.. what should i do? i cant do nothing.. please help me!
[Version 1.0.3]


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Joshmunkey had trouble on 19 Aug 2007
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.
[Version 1.0.2]

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Telnet7 (developer) replied on 20 Aug 2007
anyone else tested this on 10.3.9? does it work? thank you
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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:23 Oct 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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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.


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