On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Mon, 2013-04-29 at 13:31 +0200, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-04-29 at 14:19 +0300, Elad Alfassa wrote:
> > Regarding HP printer drivers, it seems that they are intentionally
> > excluded from our live install.
> > I can't find the commit message that explains why those drivers are
> > removed. Does anyone on this list has any idea what the reason was and
> > if it's still relevant?
> Probably because they're huge.
At some point in the past, installing hp printing support packages would
clutter the menu with hp logos and items. That could also be the
desktop mailing list
hpijs (which contains most of the useful drivers) is about 8.5MB. Since we
are no longer limited to the archaic size of a CD (our Live
Desktop image is around 1GB last time I checked) we can probably add hpijs
without worrying about media size
Regarding logos and items in the menu, this does not seem to be the case
today: those ugly things now reside in hplip-gui.