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Hi Todd, Sigrid, and others,

2010/10/26 Sigrid Carrera <>

Hi Todd,

2010/10/26 todd rme <>:
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Marc Paré <> wrote:
Le 2010-10-26 08:52, Gordon Burgess-Parker a écrit :

They do load separately. What makes you think they don't?

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Subject: [tdf-discuss] Suggestion: Separating Writer, Calc, Base, Draw



As I mentioned in another thread, I think a better solution would be
an online installer (possibly the same software as an automatic
updater).  You just download a small program, tell it what parts of
libo you want, it pulls those parts and the necessary dependencies
from a server (it could check several mirrors) and installs those
pieces.   It could even walk them through the process, asking them
what exactly they want to be able to do and then grabbing the programs
necessary to do that.

That way users wouldn't need to worry about which bits they need to
download to get it working it, that is all handled automatically by
the installer.  It also means that users don't need to worry about
future changes in how the parts are broken up, this is all hidden from
the user.

It also means that when a user wants to install, say, writer and calc
only, they don't need to download writer+libraries and calc+libraries
(downloading the libraries twice), they can just download
writer+calc+libraries.  This makes a huge difference since the
libraries are by far the largest part of the suite (larger than the
rest of the suite combined).

In principle, I like your idea. However, I see one drawback:
You have to rely on the internet connection that it is fast and
reliable. While this is true for most European and US/Canada, it is
not universal. And judging from my very own experience (I am in
Sweden!), I don't have a very reliable internet connection.


If there is was an online installer, LibO would also need to provide the
current offline installer (in a prominent place) -- for those who don't have
an internet connection and might get the installer from a friend or download
it from a public computer.
Other than that, I don't see why there shouldn't be an online installer.

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