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[TSVN] Re: svn commit: r3953 - in trunk: . src/TortoiseSVNSetup

From: SteveKing <stefan.kueng_at_wagner-group.ch>
Date: 2005-07-22 11:01:53 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> SteveKing wrote:
>
>>> Simon wrote:
>>>
>>>> But we could make it easier for people to download the national
>>>> dictionaries by pre-packaging them on our website.
>>>
>>>
>>> Yes Yes YES!!!
>>>
>>>
>>>> Or maybe we can make a modified version of the open-office
>>>> downloader that doesn't require open office to download the packs.
>>>
>>>
>>> Yes!
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm really starting to wonder:
>>
>> 1. first, TSVN didn't have spellchecking at all. People requested that
>> feature
>> 2. I implemented the spellchecker, but people wouldn't use it because
>> it was
>> a pain in the a** to install
>> 3. I included the spellchecker and thesaurus in the installer so
>> people can
>> use it easily
>> 4. Some people complained that this makes the installer too big
>> 5. I removed the thesaurus, which saves 2.5MB of the 3MB added before
>>
>> And now you still complain?
>
>
> Does 'yes, yes, YES' sound like a complaint?

Yes, if it follows a suggestion changing current behaviour, I consider
this a big complaint.

> Don't get mad. These are all incremental improvements:
> 1. Add a spellchecker (Stefan).
> 2. Include english dictionary in installer (ignore add and remove again
> of the thesaurus) (Stefan).
> 3. Make it easier to pick up non-english dictionaries, because we can't
> install _all_ dictionaries with the installer (??).

Can it be easier than to have them installed with the language packs? I
don't think so.

> I think what we have in the installer now is just about perfect. We are
> not complaining about that at all, just taking another step towards
> making installation easier, which I think was *your* goal too.

How would make this the installation easier? With your suggestion, we
would have yet another package to install - that's *more* work, not
less, and therefore not easier at all.

> Including the spellchecker with the language pack is not always the
> right solution, although it is very easy. You might write log messages
> in a different language from the one you use on your PC. TSVN log
> messages are always in english, even if you use the spanish language
> pack on your PC.

- you need a spellchecker for a certain language
- you download that language pack, install it, you've got the spellchecker
- if you don't want the TSVN UI to change to that language, just don't
do it!

Stefan

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