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Re: [TSVN] Re: Spellchecker - arguments

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-07-18 21:19:55 CEST

Brass Tilde wrote:
>> I'm sympathetic to people on dial-up for having to use such a slow
>> connection, however, from years of experience, I am not sympathetic
>> to people who use that as an excuse to why file sizes need to be
>> smaller. It is possible to download humongous files with limited
>> bandwidth; it's just not as easy or as convenient as it is with
>> broadband.
> And for some, it can also cost more. Internet access is not free or
> unlimited everywhere. Some people, especially those not in the U.S.,
> have to pay extra for large downloads.

"extra large downloads" ?? 3MB more is not extra large!

Ok, for those with dialup connections, let's do some math:

56kBit/s is the dialup connection (if you're below that, buy yourself a
better modem).

the TSVN installer without the spellchecker would be 5.2MB:
time to download = 5.2*1000*1024*10 / 560000 = 950 sec ~ 16 min

The installer now has 8.4MB:
time to download = 8.4*1000*1024*10 / 560000 = 1536 sec ~ 25 min

So please stop pretending that it would take hours more to download TSVN
just because the spellchecker is included. And those ten minutes more
won't cost you the world either.


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