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Re: Main installation, with options to download/install translations

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 14:35:13 +0100

On 11.12.2015 14:21, Daniel Sahlberg wrote:
> Dear all,
> (First posting, so I hope I've chosen the appropriate list!)
> I miss the possibility to download/install translations during the main
> installation (as opposed to download a separate file and run a separate
> installation). I'm willing to have a look at it (and if I can get it to
> work, propose a patch). To spare me some work I'd appreciate some
> feedback before starting:
> 1. Is there a reason why it's not there? (If you say "yes, we will not
> have that option because XXX", then there's little reason to look at it;
> if you say "nobody has had the time", then I'll dig in).

Just in case you're idea is to include all translations in the main
installer: that's not going to happen because it would make the
installer way too big.
If you want to download the language packs automatically, then you can
go ahead and try.0

> 2. Have someone tried already and given up for some specific reason
> (technical or otherwise)?

msi installers don't make such tasks very easy. It may be possible though.

> 3. Any opinions on how to implement it? I'm thinking the installer
> should have a list of languages and a download URL for each, and when
> the user selects one (or more) they are downloaded on demand. That way
> we won't increase the main installer size with unnecessary languages.

Yes, the language packs must be downloaded and not be included in the
main installer.


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