We developed a Qt application that require a lot of small images (~300) to be installed together with executable. Currently all images are stored as usual files and it is take to long to install the application from SIS package. In average it can take up to 20 minutes to install the application from downloaded SIS package.
In total SIS file have ~8 MB size so it can be installed much faster if somehow pack all these small files to one big data file. How it can be done in the best and Qt native way?
We are going to use SQLite database file and we would like to know if there is any other way? As I know we can load external binary resource file but it will be placed in RAM.
Could you please advice me how can we improve installation process of a Qt Symbian application with a lot of small files to be installed much quicker.