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' already): 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. Mateusz 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ See everything from the browser to the database with AppDynamics Get end-to-end visibility with application monitoring from AppDynamics Isolate bottlenecks and diagnose root cause in seconds. Start your free trial of AppDynamics Pro today! http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/clk?id=48808831&iu=/4140/ostg.clktrk _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user