New Windows builds

Hannah von Reth vonreth at
Wed Mar 28 12:31:27 UTC 2018

On 28/03/2018 13:32, Milian Wolff wrote:
> 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
>> answer...
>>> Hi,
>>> 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...
>> 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.

Its true.
150mb are the new dictionaries. splitting them up would be tedious, and
offering a user a list of hundreds of languages is probably not the best
If zipped all dictionaries are 36mb so maybe we can teach sonnet to load
dicts from a rcc ...

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