Using ‘strip’ included with MinGW 1.1 on the SDL DLLs and
then compressing the DLL using UPX (upx.sf.net):
upx --best -v SDL.dll
I could reduce the SDL 1.2.3 DLL on Windows from 220KB to
This might not seem much, but for people on slow connections
it does matter a lot if your downloads are smaller.
My question is: I have faced no problems with this approach, and
all the people who have downloaded my programs haven’t faced
any either - can’t we then compress the SDL and associated
library DLLs by default? Or can it lead to problems?