On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 14:46 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
On Wed, 01 Aug 2007 14:43:13 -0400
Colin Walters <walters(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> Ok. Here's my suggestion. We call this "Fedora Personal Laptop".
> Skip the word "Desktop" because it means too many different things.
> Personal Laptop is defined as targeting roughly the same base set of
> functionality that one might expect to find after purchasing a
> mainstream consumer laptop from Dell, Apple, HP, etc.
> It is very explicitly *NOT* defined as a "Linux distribution" or
> "Fedora", because the first definition is and always has been
> meaningless, and the second is just vacuous/self-referential.
> Does this mean Personal Laptop is actually defined as chasing the tail
> of competitors? Yes, it does. Is there something wrong with that?
> Well, it's a lot better than just shipping a gigantic DVD or a
> mishmash of whatever random package developers thought needs to be in
I would love to see something like this, even by Test2 if possible.
I'd even be willing to make our 'default' Live image we ship this,
instead of a Live version of the "Fedora" spin (whatever the heck
that's supposed to mean).
[walters@neutron livecd]$ git status
# On branch master
# Changes to be committed:
# (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage)
# renamed: config/livecd-fedora-desktop.ks ->
For now, in here:
I haven't looked whether the package set is sane for fedora-personal.ks.
I did verify it boots. Basically I just did some infrastructure work so
that I could create an online-desktop livecd without creating yet
another fork of a big kickstart file.
It's a start!
An immediate interesting task for the fedora-personal.ks would be seeing
how hard it would be to fit say OpenOffice, now that we know we can drop
things like sendmail, etc.