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Hi Cor, *,

On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Cor Nouws <> wrote:
You'll probably be aware off the discussion around the packaging /
installation. This might influence the work that is needed in the end...

I don't thing that stuff will change for LInux and Mac - i.e. english
full installer + languagepacks.

I agree that it just doesn't make sense to have 150MB for each
language (and that duplicated for the various variants, mac intel, mac
ppc, linux deb x86, linux rpm x86, linux deb x86_64, linux rpm x86_64
wasting diskspace on the mirrors. 1GB per language (and per release)
just is too much.

Also installation of those systems is easy anyway, don't require an
installation dialog.
on linux you use something similar to  "rpm -Uhv *rpm" to install both
the main installer as well as the languagepack, on Mac you drag'n'drop
the main installer to whatever location you want it to install to, and
then lauch the languagepack installer, pick the installation location
of the full installation (when there are multiple ones) and confirm,
installation done.

You don't need to switch locale in the options, since it will default
to the language of the OS anyway, and only fall back to english if the
languages don't match.

On windows things might change (I also thing that the multi installers
are bad in various ways, especially as it lacks help), but let's see
how it turns out in the end.


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