New Windows builds
mail at milianw.de
Wed Mar 28 11:32:00 UTC 2018
On Mittwoch, 28. März 2018 11:34:48 CEST Hannah von Reth wrote:
> Hi Kåre,
> As I wasn't approved to the ml it took me some time to realise there was an
> > Hi,
> > On onsdag 28 februari 2018 kl. 22:56:00 EET Dr.-Ing. Christoph Cullmann
> > >/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 />/> />/>
> > >https://binary-factory.kde.org/job/kate-stable-win64/ />/> />/>
> > >https://binary-factory.kde.org/job/kate-stable-win32/ />/> />/> Do some
> > >testing and then upload it to />/> https://download.kde.org/stable/kate/
> > >. />/> />/> Kevin wrote some nice blog posts about Binary Factory>
> > http://kfunk.org/ . /
> > 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...
> That's not 100% true, it just doesn't recognize your old installer which
> used a different registry key.
> So once updated it automatically uninstalls previous installs on update.
> > 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.
> Sure the installer size could be reduced by a bit.
> > 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.
> The old installer downloaded a handful of languages while the new
> provides all dictionaries from libreoffice.
> Installer size is important for people in areas with a bad internet
> connectivity, installed size isn't that important nowadays.
That is not true. SSDs are still expensive, and I for one regularly have to
cleanup my disk space since I have so much stuff flying around (esp. build
artifacts and debug symbols). Don't be lazy and say everyone has enough HDD
space, it's simply not true.
mail at milianw.de
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Size: 833 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
More information about the KWrite-Devel