The release notes for version v0.10.0 announce "major space saving gains for the blockchain, despite the performance improvements".

How big are these saving gains ?

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User /u/blasium reports on Reddit that:

FYI: The blockchain went from 17 GB to 8 GB for me

The exact decrease may vary depending on your setup (such as OS and filesystem).

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    I comfirm a space saving similar from 18.3GB to 8.3GB. Very impressed.
    – ant Bldel
    Sep 24, 2016 at 18:36

Mine went from 13gb to 7.6gb for me so yes, the 0.10.0 version is definitely more compact. I run the 64 bit linux version and built the binaries on my machine. The old version was running 0.9.4

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