Rant: So you want help?
ralf.habacker at freenet.de
Sat Nov 6 00:18:28 CET 2010
Am 5.11.2010 18:57, schrieb Thomas Friedrichsmeier:
> On Friday 05 November 2010, Patrick Spendrin wrote:
>> Well, making a restriction in the installer is the first task. The
>> sources for the installer are in trunk/kdesupport/kdewin-installer - it
>> is normal Qt application ;-)
> Alright, I'll take that as a go-ahead and start looking into it.
Are you aware that adding an additional executable with mostly the same
functionality may result into more problems than to solve ?
There is a concept that the last recent installer is always named
kdewin-installer-latest.exe. The url of this installer is spread all
around the world, has been linked into many websites and is downloaded
up to 100000 times a month. When this option is removed from the
installer and for each compiler a different url is provided, who is
going to talk with all those website maintainers to add additionals link
in case more than one compiler is supported.
Or if only one compiler is supported, who will explain users 10 times a
day, why compiler xyz isn't available anymore. Having all this
possibilities in one installer makes it able to change installers
behavior from release to release without any broken links and increased
support requests by this.
In the opposite there is the single installer approach with a minimal
gui approach, see
http://www.winkde.org/pub/kde/ports/win32/setup/stable/ - but in both
case some people are not satisfied.
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