Why is the Chamilo package so big

In recent years, the Chamilo LMS software we develop has grown in size, to something that many people might consider unreasonable (to some extent, we do too). This article explains why the Chamilo package for Chamilo 1.11.8 weighs 1100MB (yeah, 1.1GB!) or, in its compressed form, about 285MB.

We’ve heard comments of many people about this. These usually go like this:

How come a simple web application could take so much space? Aren’t these just uncompiled scripts lying around?

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