On 5/14/12 8:19 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
Well, the desktop team has said for a while that the thing they'd
want to add to the desktop image if they had more room is LibreOffice,
but that requires substantially more than a few dozen MB. Basically,
they consider saving a small amount of room to be more trouble than it's
worth in most cases, but saving or creating a large amount of room to be
very valuable, as it would allow the re-introduction of an office suite.
AIUI, anyway. As it stands, the desktop image is actually usually
several MB under 700, but not enough to put LO back in.
As of just now, if I chop out the -libreoffice-* from
fedora-livecd-desktop.ks and try to build an F16 live iso for amd64, I
get something that's 794M. If I try the same thing for F17, I get 772M.
Progress! Getting another 72M out of the image might be just barely
possible, though assuredly a lot of work. Like, you could port the
world to gtk3, but the gtk2 binary rpm (which I'm taking as a proxy for
live image size since both are xz-compressed) is only 3.2M.