[Libreoffice] The Windows installer

Tor Lillqvist tlillqvist at novell.com
Mon Oct 18 00:38:41 PDT 2010

> * 320 MB for an installer is too much. If you don't have a fast internet 
> access or if you have a mobile provider that gives you time/data limit, 
> probably you'd have to find another way to get LibreOffice.

I can see that the size is an issue, but not because of download time.

320 MB is approximately twice the minimum (single-language) installer size, but I don't think it matters that much if it takes three or six hours to download something large on a slow connection. People will let it proceed in the background and not sit twiddling their thumbs doing nothing else waiting for it to finish...

A more important point is that if we want LibreOffice to be something that can easily be put on a CD-ROM with other FLOSS and "freeware" to be given out with magazines etc, it's bad if it is much larger than the OOo installer. Or do most such "free" CD distributors actually use DVDs already?


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