I don't know OW well since I never used it, so I am not very well aware 
of what parts it needs exactly, but maybe a nice solution would be to 
create multiple packages, where every package would contain a part of OW 
- then the end user could download only what he wants/needs/uses.

That's more or less what I did when packaging DJGPP (although for DJGPP 
it was much easier, because DJGPP provides some 'package segmentation' 

  djgpp - DJGPP environnement
  djgpp-bn - DJGPP binutils: linker, assembler, etc...
  djgpp-bs - DJGPP Bison (a parser generator that is compatible with YACC)
  djgpp-db - DJGPP Debugger (GDB)
  djgpp-fq - DJGPP FAQ documentation
  djgpp-fx - DJGPP Flex (fast lexical analyzer generator)
  djgpp-gc - DJGPP GCC (C compiler)
  djgpp-gp - DJGPP GPP (C++ compiler)
  djgpp-mk - DJGPP make
  djgpp-ob - DJGPP Objective-C compiler
  djgpp-rh - DJGPP RHIDE editor
  djgpp-tx - DJGPP Texinfo (info file viewer)

Anyway, maybe a similar method could be applied to OW, so users who 
wants it all could just install all packages, and users who need only a 
minimalistic compiler would just get the equivalent of Rugxulo's 7z file.


On 07/28/2013 11:35 PM, Rugxulo wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Bernd Blaauw <bbla...@home.nl> wrote:
>> Rugxulo schreef op 28-7-2013 0:55:
>>> 1.9 has been latest stable for three years now. I haven't been
>>> following their latest progress, so I don't really know much about it.
>> 1.5 was listed in above textfile, guess that's the last one Arkady made.
>> Thought you had a more recent archive for v1.8 or so.
> Officially, they stopped including separate .ZIPs after 1.3, so
> everything after that had to be done manually. Most people never
> complained, AFAIK. A quick check shows that Arkady did at least
> package up 1.7.1 for us:
> http://www.openwatcom.org/index.php/Alternative_Open_Watcom_distribution
> Though I did always think having to download 80 MB .EXE (.ZIP'd with
> sfx installer, ~200 MB unpacked) just for the DOS-only portion was
> overkill, hence I did make a "DOS host/target only" .7z file, which
> was only 7 MB (or 45 MB unpacked). Though if all you wanted was bare
> bones C (and no helpfiles, etc), even this could be a bit much.
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/devel/c/openwatcom/1.9/open-watcom-c-dos-1.9.7z

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