On 2012-01-24 8:05 AM, Pedro <email@example.com> wrote:
for all would be better if it were a language and a dictionary in the
installer to be smaller, so that every time download of 200 mb, 135 mb
only. Please support me in this matter, thanks in advance.
This was discussed before back in November 2010 (when LibreOffice started
distributing the first betas)
At the time it was argued that due to the reduced number of mirrors and disk
space allocated for this project, it would be better initially to have a
single installer instead of a localized installer for each language
supported. This means that for each version you had a 200Mb installer
instead over 100 (example) localized 150Mb installers which would take 15
The main problem is that removing all the extra languages only saves you
some 50Mb. Is this worth the trouble?
What I had suggested once before was something that would solve *both*
It should be fairly simple for a competent programmer (which I'm not, or
I'd contribute something myself)...
1. Break the primary installer into the main installer, and the
different language packs (isn't this already done for the linux version?
If so, it would only need to be done for the Windows version, which, in
the long run, would simplify things in itself)
2. For the download page, let the auto-detect code work the same way,
but add the ability to detect the language as well
3. Make the default suggested installer the platform and language
version that is detected
4. Provide a way for the one downloading the software to choose a
different primary and/or*additional* languages if desired
5. When the user clicks 'Download', a script *generates* the desired
installer *on the fly* by simply combining the primary install package
and the selected languages into a single install package.
I would think this would be pretty easy for windows, but maybe more
complex for linux because of all the different package managers out there...
Anyway, that is what *I* would do if I were King... ;)
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