Kamil Paral <kparal <at> redhat.com> writes:
----- "Andre Robatino" <robatino <at> fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> I removed the specific examples (which also has the advantage of one
> less thing
> to have to update periodically).
When I look at it know, I must say the examples were quite handy. I would
put there at least one example. Probably right under bullet 1 in How to
test. It simplifies thinking a bit :)
Since netinst is now listed as one of the CD-size media, I would have to add it
to the first example. But the old examples referred to 13 Beta, and the Alpha
and Beta images were recently deleted, so I don't know what the netinst size
was. I was unhappy with the examples anyway, due to the possibility that
displaying anything other than byte sizes might lead to rounding/truncation
errors, and the fact that one had to be careful about when to use or not use the
> I'd also like to put in exact byte
> size numbers
> for the lower limits as well, for consistency. As I understand it, the
> values aren't critical. Should it say 2 MB = 2,000,000 bytes, or 2 MiB
> 2,097,152 bytes?
Depends on the example, but I would maybe stick to the default output
of ls -s, therefore IEC units. If all the numbers are in IEC units then
one example is enough.
But most newer media (with the notable exception of CDs, which will be obsolete
eventually) uses SI units, and their sizes in bytes are easier to remember than
the sizes in 1024-byte blocks. Even when the media uses IEC units, the sizes in
blocks aren't necessarily easier to remember.
CD: 734003200 bytes or 716800 blocks
1 GB Live: 1000000000 bytes or 976563 blocks
DVD: 4700000000 bytes or 4589844 blocks
> Should the upper size limit for all the Live media be 1 GB, or
> it be
> CD-size for some of them, and 1 GB for the rest?
AFAIK we have only one live image media, right? And that is supposed
to be sized under 1 GB.
I thought the live images were expected to be CD-sized for KDE and 1 GB for
Gnome, or something like that.