Re: [tdf-discuss] Packages for distribution of LibreOffice
Thank ! Your explanation is very clear.
With this we can solve the technical issue, when we integrate into an
installation program which can run scripts.
But we sacrifice image. A program with a nice single installer is
perceived by the user or customer as "professional". A program in which
there is more than one installer would be considered "complicated", and
an installer in which there is a black window during installation could
be give the user a feeling of "not so professional".
From a technical point of view it might be easier the way it is being
done now, but from a distribution point of view, it would be easier and
give a better image to do it as it used to be done before.
I don't know if its any help, but I've been installing several
thousand computers silently. I have made a description here:
The Danish Team
On 15-08-2011 13:03, Javier Sola wrote:
I have been trying to see how to adapt the LibreOffice packages to
the method in which we have been distributing localized versions of
Windows OpenOffice in the past in Cambodia.
We used to have an executable installer that installed everything in
Khmer and could be run in silent mode, without any user interaction.
This was integrated in an overall distribution package for Windows
FOSS software that made distribution very simple, for us and for the
With the LibreOffice packages that it is possible to get now from the
download, it is necessary to install at least two different packages,
and installation cannot be done silently because the installation
cannot be done using the typical installation. During installation it
is necessary to get into custom installation, select the language
pack that we want installed and include it.
Any specific instructions that need to be followed during
installation are always a barrier to deployment. We can no longer
just send a CD to schools, we need to send CDs and instructions to be
followed on an installer in English (a foreign language).
I would it be possible to have single language complete installers
for stable releases?
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