On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen(a)redhat.com> wrote:
This is all fine and cool, but it is not going to help at all around the
basic fact that an ever-growing percentage of the cd (is it 30% ?, maybe
even more) is eaten by localization (translations, fonts, dictionaries).
Yes, we will have to tackle that at some point. I am hopeful that it
will get some work done at the underlying OS (rpm etc) level because
it seems pretty important for virt/appliance-OS scenarios, and those
people make money.
> And in addition to these, we generate a 2GB sized
> (hopefully @gnome-desktop fits in 2G...) which could also go on a 3+GB
> USB key or a DVD. This image is spun as the "Full" installer.
Noo, I don't want to see more alternatives. We already have the big
problem right now that people choose to download the largely
unmaintained DVD, just because it is bigger, and thus must be better...
By "DVD" you mean Standaconda-on-DVD, right? My guess is the biggest
reason is it's simply listed first, but yes; once we have a larger
Live image, that obviates one of the reasons Standadonda DVD exists
Also, how exactly do you think a 'full' install is going to
the regular live image ? Mostly, it is going to add redundancy and
things that we didn't include for a reason, no ?
No, a Full install is @gnome-desktop.
I don't think we want to have a situation of
Live CD - minimal install, missing important things
Full DVD - all the crap
I'd rather see us work on a single image and try to make that as good as
we can, instead of working on two suboptimal images.
I see it more like we should be sure that @gnome-desktop is good, and
then work within the constraints of the CD size to provide the best
that we can do.