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Re: Size of TSVN msi installer, need your opinion

From: Josh Kelley <joshkel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2015 21:46:06 -0400

On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 5:03 AM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Link everything statically and have the msi use almost 40MB for a download?
> Or go back to linking dynamically to the c-runtime, but not include the
> merge modules (as I said: they're broken). That would require that all
> users install the c-runtime distributable manually. If the runtime is
> not installed, then TSVN would throw errors and would not start.
> Opinions?

I would vote for requiring that the distributable be installed manually.

Honestly, thanks to fast Internet connections and bloated software, I don't
think I'd notice if TortoiseSVN got big because of static linking, so I
wouldn't complain if you went that route, but it seems ugly from a
technical perspective.

Josh Kelley


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