On 06/16/2012 06:49 PM, Platonides wrote:
Have you heard of dependencies?You have to download a
364M file, which extracts to 898MOf those 94M are Linux-specific. The rest includes miktex
files, objectfiles, dlls, exes, imagemagick, tcl/tk, Olson db...The real code seem to lie
at trunk/wb2pdf/trunk/src, being just 4MB.
And if we look at the linux version, it isn't better. It does not onlyplace
everything into a /usr/bin subfolder, it copies everything (90M)to /tmp on each run.
Completely oblivious of security.Running this program on a shared system is a
vulnerability on itself.
Why don't you make a package with just the wb2pdf specific files?Also, temporary
build files are not needed on a release.
I provide one download that is easy to use for any user of both Linux an
Windows. Thus is obviously contains files unnecessary for each of the
two operating systems. I have heard of dependencies and the .deb
contains a lot of them, and they are downloaded when it is installed. I
can produce a higher quality .deb file. It will still be 90MByte because
I need a full Unicode font. To be precise I need twelve variants of it
and thats the 90MByte. I essentially did the tmp trick in order to get
around the work of researching where to install each file and to
properly fix the path names in the code and to test that. So for now you
can run the software, you can test every feature you want, and if you or
somebody else decided s/he wants to use it, I will make a .deb file that
fits yours needs. This will probably take two weeks, with most of the
time being spent on chose proper directories.