[tex-live] installer architecture sorting

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Nov 14 00:26:14 CET 2014

Hi Lars,

On Thu, 13 Nov 2014, Lars Madsen wrote:
> I was just playing with the latest installer and noticed the sorting of the architectures seemed a bit strange (it should use the english translation if that matters)

The sorting is after the actual names used in the program, like
so it is sorted after the architectures, which is maybe not optimal.

Also, sorting by "presentation name" would be an option, but another
idea I had was sorting first after OS then after ARCH, so sorting
after the swiched arch-os string. That way we would have the
OPerating system first, followed by the architecture, which somehow
sounds more natural to me:

	Cygwin on Intel x86
	Cygwin on x86_64
	Darwin universal binaries
	Darwin on x86_64
	FreeBSD on amd64
	FreeBSD on i386
	kFreeBSD on amd64
	kFreeBSD on i386
	Linux on alpha
	Linux on ARMel
	Linux on ARMhf
	Linux on i386
	Linux on MIPSel
	Linux on PowerPC
	Linux on x86_64
	NetBSD on amd64
	NetBSD on i386
	Solaris on i386
	Solaris on Sparc
	Solaris on x86_64

Does that look more reasonable?



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