Willem Riede wrote:
Why? I've read the barrage of mails this triggered, and I see
absolutely no benefit. I can understand the desire to have a more
minimal "minimal" install package set, and the packages that would be
in that set will probably all sit on the first CD. But that doesn't
translate into the need to limit the size of the distribution.
For companies who need a "base" to start with, I disagree. Not many
companies want to install the entire "Core." And by maintaining a
local "Apt" repository, there is little need to either.
Convenience for those of us (like me) that use a more extensive
package set should not be compromised.
And it will not since "Core" itself will _not_ be touched.
I too like to install the _full_ Fedora "Core" on my personal
workstations and servers at home.
But for a corporation which maintains its own configuration management,
this is not good IMHO.
That's why I suggested making this subset separate. I called it
Fedora "Quark." It is the "common denominator" that all other,
customized systems can be built from using other "Core" packages,
while offering a basic GUI (which the 90MB "minimal" install
Bryan J. Smith, E.I. -- b.j.smith(a)ieee.org