Proposal: Removal of the WinFOSS collection

Evan Dandrea evand at
Mon Dec 10 16:44:35 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-12-10 at 12:51 +0000, Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
> One option is to keep the CD browser as it is (with it's 10MB) and 
> continue using it to display/launch documentation and launch the 
> Windows-based installer.
> A second option is to write a new stand-alone executable (possibly using 
> NSIS) that could launch both the documentation, guides, and installer.
> A third option is to extend the opening screen of the Windows-based 
> installer to include buttons to launch the guides and documentation. 
> This is IMO likely to be the most elegant.

I agree that this is the best option.  If we remove the Windows free
software from the CD, then the Windows Ubuntu installer (Wubi) is going
to be the main reason for inserting the CD while in Windows.  I don't
think reading the documentation is a large enough use case to warrant
forcing the user to click through an extra window when they want to run
the installer, so I think the autorun configuration should open a
version of Wubi that has been modified to include buttons that link to
the documentation, as you suggest.

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