New Windows builds

Kåre Särs kare.sars at
Thu Mar 1 08:19:22 UTC 2018


On onsdag 28 februari 2018 kl. 22:56:00 EET Dr.-Ing. Christoph Cullmann wrote:
> Hi,
> cool ;=)
> > Hello everyone
> > 
> > KDE Binary Factory is generating stable Kate builds for quite a while
> > now and I think it would be a good idea to use
> > them as the official Kate installer for Windows.
> > 
> > The release process would be as follows:
> > 
> > Download the builds build from
> > 
> >
> > 
> >
> > 
> > Do some testing and then upload it to
> > .
> > 
> > Kevin wrote some nice blog posts about Binary Factory .

I just tested the newest installer :)

I think it is super to be able to just copy an automatically built installer! 

There are a couple of issues with this installer tho that could be improved:

1) The installer did not detect the already installed version and even lets 
you install itself multiple times...

2) The installer size is just ~6MB bigger than the current installer, but the 
installed size has jumped from 160MB to over 400MB. There are a lot of 
unneeded files installed like share/common-lisp :) but that is also just a 
mater of fine-tuning the installer.

Noting tho that 150MB of the new installer is dictionaries that the old 
installer downloaded on demand. I do think that that extra 150MB might be 
worth it as we then do not need to have special dictionary downloads in the 
installer and Internet connection during install.

I know tho that it is not so easy to remove installed files, because it might 
not always be so easy to know what feature you might break as the application 
does start, but some feature might be broken and you do not know which one...

If we would _add_ diff and kompare to the installation we probably would get 
the file modification dialog to work, which it does not at the moment (also the 
current/old installer lacks these)... There is a lot of small things that 
could be done :)

> As I am not the Windows guy here, perhaps Kåre wants to give his input,
> if he is ok with it, we should link that stuff on the website, too.
> Thanks for all the works besides!
> (both to Hannah + Kevin)

Yeah, thanks for doing the automated installer build!


> Greetings
> Christoph
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Hannah

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