I’ve been working on some projects that reduce the disk space requirements of doing Meteor development.
mongocrush patches the Meteor tool to change how it runs MongoDB, reducing how much disk space the development database takes. It’s mostly related to storage preallocation, so sites that actually have a lot of data will still use a lot of storage. But it saves about 64 MB on an empty site. In earlier releases of Meteor, it saved about 512 MB.
meteorsquash is a repackaging of the Meteor bootstrap package, which runs the included packages from a squashfs filesystem. The compressed image reduces 580 MB to 74 MB.
My last post was about Windows+D. Have a look.