Would love to hear some feed back from some of the big time devs on this project about doing this.
On 1/5/11 6:13 PM, BRM wrote:
I was about to suggest something along a similar line, and that fits perfectly well within it... Instead of bundling an email client with LibreOffice, I suggest as part of the installer the option be provided to download and install one. For instance, the installer could list an Email line which users could expand to show Thunderbird, selecting Thunderbird would then download the _latest_ Thunderbird release, and start its installer. That would, of course, require an Internet connection at the time the installer runs; but would save on the download space for everyone. It would also enable the installer to select the right locale installer for Thunderbird too (if necessary). The same could be done for Firefox/Opera/etc. Additionally, this approach would allow the installer to present several choices - e.g. Firefox vs. Opera; Thunderbird vs. Evolution. Now, taking that line of thinking - a separate project to enable users to get OO/LO/Calligra/Thunderbird/Evolution/Firefox/etc via a single installer would probably be a great thing; and further having _plug-ins_ that would enable them to inter-operate would also be a great thing if that was desired, and it could be provided as part of the installer package. $0.02 Ben  I wouldn't make such an installer part of LO officially. May be another TDF project, or another entity all-together (FreeDesktop.org might be the best organization to handle it.) ----- Original Message ----From: Jonathan Aquilina<firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Sent: Wed, January 5, 2011 11:43:52 AM Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Co-working with Moz, etc Funny you mention it i just replied with a similar response about bundling said software as part of the downloadable installer. On 1/5/11 5:39 PM, Todd rme wrote:On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM, drew<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:On Wed, 2011-01-05 at 17:11 +0100, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:If we are looking to promote this to corporations it will need to have one, and we could give them the option to install one. A home user might opt out of installing it if they don't want an email clientRight - well, it depends to a degree on how you define "it" being part of the suite - in the case of LibreOfficeBox, which is the distribution DVD created by the OOoDev team, most of whom are also part of the LibreOffice team the disc includes Thunderbird - so at one level it is at least "bundled" together . (They also include SeaMonkey in that package.) Now there is no English version of that DVD, which I propose is where members of the English speaking community could get involved - it could be recreated in English. For that matter, using the LibreOfficeDVD project as a reference, other groups could form to create alternate "bundles". Following the reference these groups need not be formal projects in TDF but could form as auxiliary projects. Anyway - it just seems to me that when this conversation comes up, as it does from time to time, that this approach never is brought up. Thanks DrewRather than having other groups providing bundles, what about an alliance of a few groups that provide a single, comprehensive installer? For instance perhaps LibreOffice, Mozzila, Gimp, and Inkscape come together and release one installer with all those apps bundled in. It would be any single group or member responsible, instead an agreement between the groups to release it. Then on the respective websites they could release their own app, as well as the bundle for those who want it.-- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to email@example.com Archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/discuss/ *** All posts to this list are publicly archived for eternity ***
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