All-in-one installer - Why is it better than multiple files?

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All-in-one installer - Why is it better than multiple files?

Post by Stamimail » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:49 am

"Things to do" list for Everything 1.4:
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Re: All-in-one installer - Why is it better than multiple fi

Post by therube » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:07 pm

I'd assume that it would include both the 32 & 64-bit versions & install "as appropriate"?

(That said, I just use the 32-bit everywhere. At least I've never found any instance where having x64 would be of benefit - to me. But then, I don't use the installer either.)

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Re: All-in-one installer - Why is it better than multiple fi

Post by void » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:12 am

Why is it better than multiple files?
8 installers/portable versions is too much.

I'm thinking of having only one installer on the download page, there will be a link to the usual x86/x64/English only/multilingual/portable/installer options available on another page.
The all-in-one installer would include the 32 and 64bit versions. The user can choose which version no matter what OS they are running. (32bit will be selected as the default)
The all-in-one installer will also have a portable exe extract option.

The downside is this all-in-one installer may be a bit larger at roughly 2MB.

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Re: All-in-one installer - Why is it better than multiple fi

Post by Stamimail » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:47 am

Suggestion:
1+8
In Home page will be only the 1 All-One-Installer.
In Downloads page will be all downloads. 1+8 ...
Then it will be similiar to SourceForge projects, in HomePage of the project there is the default download, and there is FILES page for the other downloads.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/vlc/

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