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Re: [tdf-discuss] Comparison of LO and OO downloads for a non-English language


2011/5/29 Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@openoffice.org>

M Henri Day wrote:
2011/5/28 Stefan Weigel <stefan.weigel@...>
As far as I know, it´s an issue of data volume on the download servers.
Which, no doubt, is an question of money.

Actually it is just a choice: it does lower the barrier for someone to
host a mirror, but the size and upload time are comparable; the ratio
between the space needed to host LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org is not
an order of magnitude but something like 1/5 or 1/6, especially now that
LibreOffice partially dropped support for several dozens of languages
(that were actually untranslated).

You should also consider that the help pack is kind of optional in
LibreOffice, since LibreOffice relies on online (i.e., on a website)
help as its primary help system.

Regards,
  Andrea.


If, indeed, Andrea, this is a choice between two more or less equal
alternatives (from tdf's point of view), I should like to suggest that the
alternative in which help packages, etc, for non-English-language version
are bundled together with the main (US-English) download be adopted, so the
need for users to download and install two or three different packages is
obviated....

Henri

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