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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
forthcoming soon?

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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Best regards,

Charles


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