Suggestion: No more language packs for macOS as they are fundamentally broken

Thorsten Behrens thb at
Thu May 21 22:32:55 UTC 2020

Mike Kaganski wrote:
> I suggest not to do "geographic subset" builds. One build with
> everything included would be the best option - e.g., maintenance-wise
> (one single binary; no problem allowing parallel installations for the
> last remark; etc.); and also UX-wise (the additional options add
> complexity, requiring more documentation, more confusion, more options
> to download -> how to choose, new user errors...).
I agree. Geographic/language subsets really are fraught with peril.

Technically, I wonder though - in case the all-in-one build would be
deemed too bulky, couldn't we download extra languages dynamically,
and then hold it - per user - in the configuration subdirectory?


-- Thorsten
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