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On 02/28/2011 10:53 AM, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2011-02-28 10:16, Charles-H. Schulz a écrit :

Perhaps this is the right moment to think about creating one official
DVD/USB stick for the LibreOffice project? :-) I'd be willing to help...

Which type of USB stick version?
Software on the USB thumb-drive for installing on the platform, or a Portable version to be run off the USB thumb-drive? That is my question.

If it is to be installed from the USB "stick", that is easy but 4GB sticks are a about $7.00 USD [plus shipping] or more depending on where you get them. Locally [not online] stores run about $15 USD.

Right now with all the extras and such, my DVD project fills the DVD with about 300 MB to spare, so it would need to have some of its content removed to fit on a 4 GB stick. 8GB sticks cost $13 USD or more each, so the costs are even higher.

DVD media [$8 for 50] and the 5.25" by 7.5" DVD cases cost $10 for 25 and $18 for 100 on So that is the way I am going for distribution of LibreOffice.

We were really thinking more of on a regional basis. From what I can see, in North America, there would be enough LibreOffice members interested in keeping up a North American version of a North American LibreOffice DVD. This DVD would have files specific to the North American market and have EN; ES, FR-Canada specific language support (HTML pages translated into these languages).

For Central and South American, at this point, there does not seem to be enough members to keep up a South American DVD version in Spanish. As the North American version will support ES for native Hispanic Americans (many from Central and South America decent) and Mexico, it would make sense for the North American DVD help out with supporting South American Spanish DVD. This is the reason why it was proposed the project name change to the Americas DVD project. Helping out the South/Central American Spanish would cause very little additional work.

It now seems that the BrOffice members are discussing this as well and that we may be able to pool our resources and create an all-inclusive Americas DVD with EN; ES, BR-PT and FR-Canadian support.

IMO, if, eventually, there are enough interested LibreOffice members who could could support a South American DVD in ES and BR-PT, they could separate and have their own regional South American DVD or/and Central American DVD projects.

Having regional versions would allow us to add more region-specific materials on the disc.

If we were to produce one official disk, it would be harder to target specific materials to specific regional-language groups. I don't believe that the DVD space would allow this. As it stands now, the Americas DVD is already getting pretty full and Tim (the main contributor) is already warning us that the disk space if of concern.

Yes I am working my "fingers" off to find the best content for our North America, Americas, etc., English language DVD in English, French, and Spanish. Thankfully there are some nice people who are going to take my work and make the French and Spanish language versions for me [who cannot speak any other language]. Right now I am working on finding all those pesky typos and grammar errors. But I am almost done [hope, hope, hope].

So, IMO, regional DVD/USB sticks for the LibreOffice project would be more practical for the North/Central/South American regions.

And yes, any help with the DVD/USB projects would be most welcome.



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