On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 11:07:08PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
As the guy who used to do the Publishers Edition... this is
a losing game. We're always going to get more languages. Code
tends to always get bigger. We're always going to get *more*
functionality we'd like to include, not less. So, the usefulness
of the LiveCD is actually going to *decrease* over time.
One consideration is where in time that decreasing future line intersects
with the rising prevalence of DVD drives and the increasing capacity of
cheap USB media.
Considering it's a large part of our F7 (and presumably future)
plans, that worries me.
Hence, moving away from the one-size-fits-all LiveCD and towards "it's easy
to spin a LiveCD containing whatever you want" -- as easy as selecting
packages in pirut and hitting "burn". Then, the default live CD could
concentrate on one basic use scenario like browsing the web.
Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux ------> <http://linux.bu.edu/>