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Re: Multi language installer for TortoiseSVN

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 18:42:51 +0200

On 02.08.2011 12:34, Lübbe Onken wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> Maybe it's not the right time to start this discussion just before an
> impending release, but since there's always room for improvement, I'll
> start it anyway.
>
> How about having a multi language installer for TortoiseSVN that offers
> to download & install the desired language pack(s) during the installation?
>
> This way we would need only two installers (32/64 bit) plus a download
> location where we leave the manuals. We could even try to download the
> spellcheckers from
> ftp.services.openoffice.org/pub/OpenOffice.org/contrib/dictionaries/
> <http://ftp.services.openoffice.org/pub/OpenOffice.org/contrib/dictionaries/>
> during the installation so there would be no need to duplicate them on
> our build system.
>
> What do you think?

Adding downloaders to an msi is not easy and error prone. Also there's
no reliable way to determine whether there's an internet connection
available (without actually connecting to a server).
And you can forget about ftp - many companies have that port blocked by
firewalls (believe me, I'm dealing with that problem every day at my
office because customers have that port blocked).

Stefan

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