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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: don't distribute docs with source?
Date Wed, 04 Jun 2003 07:04:32 GMT

On Wed, 4 Jun 2003, kajaa wrote:

> now, the download package is in a size of nearly 6M bytes, in the future,
> the package size increasing may be mainly caused by including more different
> language docs, not the executable files.
> And, as I tested, for each new completely translated language docs, the
> package size will increase a little more than 1M bytes, the rate is
> sustainable, at least I think so.

And at the same time - the internet improves. The above, our rate of
growth, is on time scales of 1-5 years. Our users their ability to
download 5Mb plus 'routinely' becomes more common with the day/week/month.

> But, the danger is not that low as you English speaker experts expected. You

I completely agree !

> can suppose that, a non-Engish speaker user, after downloading, open help,
> oh, it's a English only one, immediately, uninstall and try another, or give
> up, choose IIS.
> As a chinese speaker, I know, more than 1/5 questions for Apache are "where
> to find a Chinese manual?", and the other questions maybe easily answered if
> they carefully read the manual. So I think, localization is really important
> for a software which is expected to be used everywhere in the world.


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