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Re: Size of TSVN msi installer, need your opinion

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:01:17 +0200

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 4:46 AM, Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 4:03 AM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > So, what should I do?
> >
> > 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.
> >
> Is it possible/legal to distribute the runtime distributable along with
> TortoiseSVN? The TSVN installer can kick off the runtime installer as part
> of installation, right? Or would that make the installer even larger than
> static linking?

That's what merge modules are for (to include another 'installer' in our
own msi). Problem is that the merge module is not working as it should. So
we can not use that.
Shipping the official c-runtime redistributable installer isn't an option
either, because that one is different depending on the target OS.


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