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Re: Dropping Gimp from the live cd

On Wed, 5 Aug 2009, Gerald Henriksen wrote:

How about anyone who uses the internet?
firefox and a terminal  w/ssh gives me access to:

1. my email
2. all the news in the world
3. a system for developing on
4. the necessary tools for adding new things to my system
5. all the documentation I could ever want

that sounds pretty encompassing to me.

But are you, or for that matter anyone else on these lists who already
use Fedora, the target of the live cd?

If, as mentioned in the original question regarding target audience,
the point of the live cd is something to hand out to people new to
Fedora to show them what Fedora/Linux offers then removing things like
Gimp may be the wrong thing to do.

The Fedora download page says this about the live cd:

"This is the latest version of the Fedora Linux operating system
featuring the GNOME desktop. It's everything you need to try out
Fedora?and if you like it, install it right from the desktop!"

This to me means things like Gimp should stay on the live cd, because
it is one of the features of Fedora/Linux that people may want to try

If space is really that bad then perhaps it is time to go to a DVD,
but rather than use the full DVD create an artificial size limit to
minimize download time.

We can't go to a DVD w/o a lot of problems. CDs are much cheaper to make up and output. This discussion has been had A LOT - going to a DVD as the base live image is not going to happen yet.


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