Re: [tdf-discuss] A better idea for a download package.
On 2010-11-30 5:29 PM, BRM wrote:
LibO - like OOo - does not really have separate components. Even if you
could download just one component, the resulting size would only be a
few MBs smaller than it is now.
While that may currently be the case - that is absolutely ridiculous.
TDF/LO should make a priority of resolving that issue.
Great, then I'm sure your contribution of these code changes will be
Yes, I'm joking.
As was explained to me - it is not just that it is a huge job, it is a
monstrous job that would essentially require rewriting the entire code
base from scratch. I have also heard horror stories from very
experienced programmers when they start getting into the code.
So, again, no one is saying this wouldn't be a wonderful thing, it is
simply not something that is feasible at the moment.
Having created installers before - namely MSI's - there should
ultimately be no reason why the installer should be broken down as:
- core LO libraries used by each package
And again, the point is, these core LO libraries used by each (assuming
you mean used/shared by all packages) consist of 98% of the size of the
download, so the cost/benefit ratio is just not worth it.
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