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Re: Fedora 7 media sets



On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 16:01 +0000, Dimitrios Glezos wrote:
> O/H Joachim Frieben έγραψε:
> >>      3. Need to provide a way to install via media for the following
> >>         cases:
> >>                 
> >>               * Desktop environment
> >>               * Developer use
> > 
> > Isn't the "workstation" class an already well established term and preferable to chose?
> 
> Since I've been asked a couple of times why we are planning on shipping a
> Desktop spin and not a Laptop spin (!), this argument might indeed have a base.
> It is more accurate (the "opposite" of Server is Workstation, not Dekstop) and
> more correctly translated to other languages.
> 
> Also, I suggest to also ship a *Minimal* spin. For the users who have aDSL
> (which are probably most of our users), downloading the needed packages via
> Anaconda is probably quicker than downloading a whole DVD (besides, burning a CD
> is cheaper than a DVD). I usually download only one CD (which I write on a CDRW)
> to do the install, so it would be nice if that iso was 100 instead of 600MB.
> Besides, now that Anaconda has "Extras" support, more users would actually make
> use of this Minimal spin, since it doesn't reflect to "minimal installation" but
> more to "minimal download size".
> 
> Finally, would it be possible to install from minimal and have it download
> *updated* packages instead of the default-release ones? This way, installing FC7
> 4 months after its release would mean downloading only 100MB + 2GB instead of
> 4GB (DVD) plus 1GB (updates).
> 
> My 2 cents.
> 
> -d

A. It can already be done with the rescue image. (linux askmethod)
B. It only makes sense -if- Anaconda also supports -updates out of the
box. There's no sense in download the package once (during the initial
installation) just to download it again once you hit the first upgrade.

- Gilboa


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