Willem Riede wrote:
One thing I'm still not sure I understand:
Are you advocating a separate CD image,
Well, to start, I'm not advocating anything for Fedora itself.
Although the thread started with Stephen Pritchard making a
comment, and I built upon them, ultimately I'm not in a position
to even do so right now.
Although I started with reducing Core, or reorganizing Core CD #1,
that is no longer the case. So read on, I see your questions as very
or an additional, separate, package set in comps that you can
choose to install, in which case you happen to only need CD 1?
Again, good questions. Here's the deal:
1. I'm creating a separate package set in comps.xml
2. I will use that package set to create a "Quark" CD
3. This CD will be well under the 500MB or so of packages one
normally fits on a CD (plus the Anaconda installer)
4. I'm also (eventually) build a "Quark builder" so it is easy
to build a "full" CD customized #1
Depending on the merits of "Quark," we _may_ then have:
5. The Fedora "Core" team may end up using "Quark" to create
Fedora "Core" CD #1, including the additional sets from
But I'll leave that to when Fedora "Quark" is no longer vaporware.
I've stepped back and recognized that everyone will disagree
on what a "full" CD #1 should be. So that's why I've pulled
back farther and came up with "Quark." I've been through the
August/September 2003 archives and done some other goal setting.
Which is where I came up with Fedora "Quark." It's not an
"assumed functionality" as someone else said, because that
differs between users. But it is a "common denominator" that
_all_ derrived "assumed functionality" is built upon.
I'm starting to look at some of the dependency hell. It has
improved since I did some similar stuff back in RHL 7, but there
are still a few "interesting" ones.
You'll hear from me next when you hear from me next. But I'm
not advocating the Fedora "Core" team or the project look at this
again until *I* actually start producing more than vapor. I'm
off the summer (I'm a school teacher) so I have the time.
Bryan J. Smith, E.I. -- b.j.smith(a)ieee.org