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Re: Size of TSVN msi installer, need your opinion

From: Alexander Iljin <ajsoft_at_yandex.ru>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 11:20:08 +0300

Sorry about the stupid formatting in the last e-mail.

What I wrote was:

Why not do a temporary hack and put all the *necessary* runtime libraries in the TSVN installation folder? You could get rid of them in an upgrade.

13.09.2015, 04:46, "Josh Kelley" <joshkel_at_gmail.com>:
> 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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