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Bug 62006 - We need guided Helppack installation
Summary: We need guided Helppack installation
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Language-Help-Packs
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Reported: 2013-03-08 06:01 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld Retired
Modified: 2017-10-23 21:13 UTC (History)
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Description Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2013-03-08 06:01:35 UTC
The current Helppack installation proceeding needs too much user intelligence:
- Know that help pack is required
- find the helppack
- install it

The installation.msi for LibO should check whether there is a helppack (for the same version) in the same folder and automatically launch installation of that Helppack when Installation of Main software is done.

May be if no help pack (for the same version) is in the same folder there should be a warning 
*"It seems you did not download a Localized Help pack, so that LibO will use the Help Wiki in the internet.
** You really want this
** No, let me download Help for my language

Any heplpack.msi should check for more uninstalled localized help packages and install them.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2013-03-08 06:02:08 UTC
Related to "Bug 62005 - Menu Help needs item for download of localized Help package"
Comment 2 bfoman (inactive) 2013-03-08 18:05:25 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> The installation.msi for LibO should check whether there is a helppack (for
> the same version) in the same folder and automatically launch installation
> of that Helppack when Installation of Main software is done.

IMHO main installer should only propose to launch installation (when found), offer to download it (while online) or just explain that only online help will be available when not installed (when enabled). I don't want to cancel Helppack installation every time installer detects it. Also please remember about intranet only or environments using restricted internet proxy. 

> Any heplpack.msi should check for more uninstalled localized help packages
> and install them.

Once its launch is accepted by user it should just check if other packs are available. If yes - then user could be allowed to select language packs he wants to install. If no - continue installation and offer to download other packs.
I can't imagine that when I have all LibreOffice release install files in a directory then all is automatically installed just because it was detected.
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2013-03-08 18:17:42 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
To avoid misunderstanding, I only did some suggestions, there may be many other (and may be more consequent, intuitive and whatever) ways to reach the goal to help users who are used to find Help automatically installed. So it#s very inteded that I wrote a very beneral summary.
Comment 4 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2013-11-24 21:10:05 UTC
Looks like an enhancement
Comment 5 tommy27 2013-12-12 06:24:21 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Looks like an enhancement

yes, it is. status --> NEW