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On 06/01/2011 16:53, Augustine Souza wrote:
No doubt there are valid reasons for having an install with every available
language pack included and a multitude of sound files and graphics in the
gallery but I hope that someone considers the difficulty of others who have
limited broadband quotas or poor connectivity. If LibreOffice is to become
popular, simple logic would indicate that a smaller download size would be
more attractive.

I'm not technically competent to advise on how to go about things but a
modular approach would be nice. I know exactly what I need from LibreOffice
and after having successfully downloaded the ~210 MB RC2 installer to give
an ~ 430 MB LibreOffice folder, I managed to bring the size down to ~280 MB.

The other suggestion I have to make is to consider the differential update
system (Courgette) that Google has developed for its Chrome browser:

Regarding Augustine's comments, I wonder whether it would be possible to have a two stage download to keep the download as small as possible.

Part 1 would ask for the language you want to use, then Part 2 downloads the appropriate files. I'm not technical enough to know if this is possible. Already there must be separate file downloads depending upon the operating system.

Best regards
Alan Reeve

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