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From Peter Brawley <>
Subject Re: Installation Experience and Feedback
Date Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:35:00 GMT
On 2012-06-11 9:37 AM, Andre Fischer wrote:
> On 11.06.2012 15:53, O.Felka wrote:
>>>>> AFAICT, the unpacked files are only needed for installation, and one
>>>>> still has the initial download, so why clutter up the disk?
>>>> this is not true. The unpacked files are needed for the so called
>>>> 'maintenance mode': Starting the setup from the control panel 
>>>> offers you
>>>> a repair and a modify mode. That's what the unpacked files are needed
>>>> for.
>>>> What we might delete is the packed file.
>>> But do we really need the maintenance mode?  There are not that many
>>> applications on my system that offer one.  We are talking about 130 MB
>>> of additional disk space.
>> As long as we don't install the complete office we need the maintenance
>> mode.
>> Applications that don't offer several modules as AOO does don't need a
>> 'Modify' mode.
>> If we want to offer to install e.g. only the Calc application we need
>> the maintenance mode for these users that wants to use the Writer to a
>> later time also.
>> The 'Repair' option is also a part of the maintenance mode.
> The question is whether there are more people annoyed by a folder on 
> their desktop that contains files that hardly ever used or users that 
> install only a part of the application then change their mind later.

No, the question is whether cluttering up the user's desktop with 
installation files is user-friendly and professional. It ain't either.



>> As have written before, it's an option to delete the unpacked file to
>> save disk space. The unpacked files can be used easier to distribute the
>> AOO without downloading.
>> In times of hard disks with TB size saving 130 MB is not so important
>> for me.
> Maybe not for you.
>> Groetjes,
>> Olaf

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