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Re: Windows 5.0 Installer size




It does basically work that way, but simply needs a bit of refactoring on
the build server to support both mechanisms, but as getting 5.0.0 has been
a priority have not not done it yet.


Den ons. 1. aug. 2018 kl. 15.32 skrev Ben Hest <bombledmonk@xxxxxxxxx>:

> Hi, In trying to get KiCad 5 installed in a [locked down] corporate
> environment we ran into an issue.  We came upon a limitation of installer
> size for our installation management platform and, while it ends up being
> our issue to own internally, it did bring up a discussion. Is there any
> interest for the packagers to put out an installer without 3d models
> included or some other possible similar solution?  The current installer
> payload is sitting at exactly 1GB which is arguably a bit heavy even in
> today high speed internet world, especially considering the 4.xx series
> installers were just a bit north of 100MB.  Other CAD programs offer a
> split "light" installer along with a complete installer to accommodate a
> variety of needs, but there might be other ideas for accommodating that as
> well.
> As a secondary note...  Above, the primary concern is installer.exe size,
> but I also noticed the installer dialog doesn't allow one to avoid
> installing the 4.3GB of 3d models while it does give options for the
> footprints and symbols which total about 80MB.
> [image: image.png]
> --
> -Ben
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