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Re: [Sc-devel] 3.2 release help (argh) was [Re: 3.2 RC cutoff time [was Re: Quarks and svn]]
I find the inclusion of the other stuff very pleasant, but the 21 MB
download takes quite a long time for me, and I'm on broadband. Many
parts of the world don't have ubiquitous broadband - so, although I
don't like to say it, I think shrinking the download size by a factor
of 10 is quite a strong argument for not including the other stuff.
The source code certainly isn't needed in the beginner's bundle!
So I'd vote (for the official 3.2 release) for having two binary zips:
one "standard" download without quarks/source/sc3-plugins; and one
"bumper" version with all in.
2008/1/28, Josh Parmenter <josh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Well... the zip is 20 MB, and this isn't that big in terms of download
> for very functional programs.
> Plus, as far as beginners are concerned, I think one big download is
> easier then a small one, followed up by a big on when you want to
> expand things. But that is just my thought on it... I don't mind
> doing whatever anyone else would like as well :)
> On Jan 28, 2008, at 3:13 AM, Click Nilson wrote:
> > Aside from that, looks good; like how you've included the source. I
> > note though that quarks (7.5MB) and sc3-plugins (10 MB) are seriously
> > bulking out the package. Could we have a simple minimal download of
> > the application, with a separate package of optional extensions to
> > download? Just to keep download sizes down for the beginner?
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