Urias McCullough wrote:
I try to look at everything from the perspective of service provider to customer. If the customer finds something to be a hassle, generally they won't do it.On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Sean Collins <smc.collins@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Ubuntu fits on a cd ? huh last version I downloaded, 945mb. then again, I don't download the stripped down version. New widnows 7 is 3.4gb compressed last I checked.And, does Ubuntu even ship with SDL libs pre-installed?as to the package manager, its not ready yet, so in the meantime, what else are you to do ? Punish users for a philosophical point ?Since it's pretty much a requirement before Haiku can be labeled "beta" - I suspect this punishment is only for "alpha" users...Basically I just wanted to present the user side of the isle way. I don't have any real say here, so I figured I would mention that many users, not programmers/porters etc, would appreciate if they are going to give haiku a whirl, to be able to get the file they need.You believe I'm not a user? You're really presenting *certain* user desires. By the time Haiku is ready for "average users" - I suspect this whole mess with have a very nice solution. - Urias
With a package management system , the hassle will be largely removed. so long as it is easy, point click and not terrificly obtrusive. Its not like some OS's where I have to download media codec's, which I am grateful for.
That said, don't be concerned about disc size, you can always offer 2 or more versions that suit the needs of the down loader. My last Quick books update was dumb. A few hundred MB.Thats annoying. But users are pretty conditioned to it thanks to the big company's.