Re: A better idea for a download package.
Charles Marcus <CMarcus <at> Media-Brokers.com>
2010-12-01 17:02:53 GMT
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
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.