On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
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> On Wed, 2012-05-09 at 16:07 -0400, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> > > I know I've said this before, but: we should break the CD size
> > > barrier
> > > precisely so people can't burn things to CDs. If you must burn
> > > to
> > > optical media, do yourself a favor and burn a DVD, the reduced
> > > seek
> > > time
> > > is entirely worth it.
> > I'd like to break CD limit too but we should not forgot there are
> > users
> > for which CD is top technology from dreams and we have a lot of
> > these
> > users among some countries... For me personally CD is history, even
> > DVD, same 1 GB flash drive. We can afford it. But some people can't
> > and are our users thanks to the ability to get a cheap OS, that can
> > run on cheap HW and is still modern.
> > The question is - how many people will be affected? Or should we
> > provide some fallback option - stripped down CD media size image?
> > And
> > make the bigger one primary one?
> Even if all of your objections are true, and who knows, they might
> we already do provide alternatives. The Live media is not the only
> install media.
Yep, it's not the only way, we even have our bigger offering already.
And yeah, let's break CD rule but first - let ask if it still apply
or not. Maybe it's my imagination and 3rd world is not anymore
interested in this :)
For example to Africa, we even do not ship CDs but DVDs - so at least,
most people have a DVD-ROM drive :) The reason is - network bandwidth
and Installation DVD fits more packages...
An alternative would be to ship a live DVD, right? How hard is it to
create a live DVD? Why do we not leave the decision of choosing
between a live CD and a live DVD as the live image, to the spin
maintainers? Even better, (hypothetically) a spin can choose to have
both a live CD and a live DVD.