When you want to try Meteor without dedicating 700 MB to it, here's this


This is for those free developer VMs with tiny disks. Here’s a project of mine that runs the base Meteor release from a squashfs image. The package metadata DB and additional packages are installed into an overlayfs thing.

And it’s so experimental that it’s not even versioned. So leave your feedback.

Interestingly, the squashfs image is much smaller than the tarball that install.meteor.com downloads. The mksquashfs tool reports that there are a lot of duplicate files.

edit: I should probably write down that this is for Linux operating systems.