Increased file size of APKs


#1

Hi there,

On Dec 25th I downloaded Conversations Version 1.23.3 here: https://f-droid.org/packages/eu.siacs.conversations/. The size of the APK on my disk is 4.8MB.
Today I returned to above page and downloaded Version 1.23.4 and was surprised that the size had increased to 11.6MB.

Now looking at the old version 1.23.3 at the link above again the size has also increased to 11.6MB.

Any explanation for the increase in size? Has the old version 1.23.3 been rebuild, and why?

Thanks

Hank


#2

Here’s a history of the file size as I see it:

-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc  6531155 Apr 30  2017 eu.siacs.conversations_212.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc  6537896 May 10  2017 eu.siacs.conversations_214.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc  6543570 Jun  2  2017 eu.siacs.conversations_217.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc  6629817 Aug 23 08:42 eu.siacs.conversations_233.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc  6630838 Aug 24 18:51 eu.siacs.conversations_234.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc  6637447 Oct  1 13:36 eu.siacs.conversations_236.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc 13555791 Nov 14 17:02 eu.siacs.conversations_239.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc 13502732 Nov 28 16:31 eu.siacs.conversations_240.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc 13550941 Dec 15 13:31 eu.siacs.conversations_245.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc 11608897 Dec 24 21:45 eu.siacs.conversations_246.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc 11609199 Dec 24 21:45 eu.siacs.conversations_247.apk
-rw-r--r-- 1 hc hc 11592685 Jan 29 10:03 eu.siacs.conversations_251.apk

#3

Size increased because of emoji font they added in, IIRC. You can check
with changelog which version it happened.


#4

Apologies, my fault. F-droid wants me to download the f-droid app and I accidentally did that by pressing the big blue button. :wink: