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Re: F7 Plan (draft)



Rahul Sundaram (sundaram fedoraproject org) said: 
> I think it is feasible to have both the GNOME and KDE variants fit into 
> single CD's even with openoffice.org. There are even several Fedora 
> based ones at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DerivedDistributions/

On a live CD, with trimmed packages? Yes.

On a CD of packages, *with langpacks*? No. It just does not fit - it's
719MB.

> >Burn a DVD set of the tree itself, ship it somewhere to "seed" the mirror, 
> >go from there.
> 
> I suspect it is far more easier to having it part of the formal releases 
> . It is just a dump of all packages. Since we are going to move away 
> from a rolling release model even for the current Fedora Extras, this 
> shouldnt require much more additional work.

The issue is that what sort of defaults do you use - the desktop?
The server? Do you really want to a third set of integration?

> >Alternative kernels == doom.  Its going to be bad enough if we have to do 
> >a standalone xen kernel that moves at a different pace than the other 
> >kernels.  kmods blow up.  Userland changes become harder to make.  
> >Security flaws...
> 
> We do already have alternative kernels like the one for Xen. Real time 
> is just going to another one on top.

But Xen is a large maintenance headache. RT adds on to this, *while
changing core kernel code*. I'm hereby withdrawing this as a feature. :)

Bill


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