tor 2005-02-24 klockan 22:52 +0100 skrev Nicolas Mailhot:
BTW on the whole slimming process :
I do think more will be achieved by making network installations more
convenient than putting a hard limit on the disk number. After all even
if a floppy FC was possible today no one would go through the hassle of
feeding hundreds of disks in the reader to make use of it.
Just have the network install kick ass (a one-stage install from the
first CD not like I heard minimal install then boot then yum then
whatever) and no one will care the about number of isos anymore (because
mags will only ship the first CD and people with no network connectivity
will the the last to complain FC isos are numerous enough they won't
miss anything once they burnt them).
If you can do full livecds now it's certainly possible to pack a smart
network installer on a single disk right ?
The biggest hassle when doing a network install is having to type in an
ftp/http URL manually. Having a central mirror list accessible by
XML-RPC or similar, with a failsafe list on the CD and the possibility
to supply it manually would greatly simplify network installs.
Ideally, one would select location/timezone first, then get a sane
mirror suggestion based on geographical proximity.
I guess probing the subnet for NFS/SMB servers (and ftp/http for that
matter) would be nice too :-)