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Windows Installer - New Layout, any thoughts?

From: Jostein Chr. Andersen <jostein_at_josander.net>
Date: 2003-11-14 20:48:05 CET

Hi,

I have just tested several different combinations of packages (pre 0.33.0
binarys from Branko) to include in a installer.

I have some suggestions based upon feedback,facts, thought and wishes.
Here is some "facts":

From now, an installer are made of the content of svn-win32-x.xx.x.zip
(basic subversion binaries) plus the content of one or more of the
following binary files found on the subversion site:
  *svn-win32-x.xx.x-dev.zip
  *svn-win32-x.xx.x-python.zip
  *svn-win32-x.xx.x-pdb.zip
  *db-4.0.14-win32.zip

Sizes of some combinations of the packages mentioned above:
  *A full installer with the content of all the zipfiles
   mentioned is approx. 8 MB big.
  *A package with the same as above minus the Python
   bindings is approx 6.6 MB big.
  *A minimum installer with only the content of
   svn-win32-x.xx.x.zip is approx. 2.5 MB big.
  *A minimum installer with only the content of
   svn-win32-x.xx.x.zip and _relevant_ pdb files is approx.
   4.6 MB big

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My suggestion is that we make two installers:
1. A minimal one (contents of svn-win32-x.xx.x.zip) with or
   without relevant pdb files. This is enough to run the
   client and subversion server (svnserve, http etc).
   Name: svn-x.xx.x-setup.exe (approx. 2.5 to 4.6 MB
         depending on contents)
2. A big one for developers and admins with everything. The
   user can choose between full, compact, custom setup etc.
   Name: svn-x.xx.x-dev-setup.exe (approx 8 MB).

It's many other possibilities: Misc. files (for example
svn-win32-x.xx.x-python.zip) can be downloaded during the installation
(or after via the start menu).

A minimal one (or using a client such as TortoiseSVN) will probably cover
the need that almost any Subversion user may have.

Any thoughts?

Jostein

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Jostein Chr. Andersen <jostein@josander.net>
http://www.josander.net/
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