So, the tarball contains this 8.6 megs for 5 different platforms of Linux (i686, x86_64, s39x, ppc glib2.2 and ppc glib3). That's what, about 45 megs for 5 platforms and 12 languages?
Now, understand, all 5 platforms are Linux. Scripts are pretty universal, so certain things would be 100% portable.
Also in the package are 26 text files, varying from 8 to 79 KILOBYTES, containing the product license agreement.
How much code would you expect these license texts would require to display on Linux?
10k, you might say, to have a menu, prompts, etc?
100k, you might say, for a gtk menu, widgets, etc?
Aparently, it's important to have four complete distributions of a Java virtual machine in order to display the menu.
Because, you know, it's portable.