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Re: Fedora Education Spin



Jesse Keating wrote:
On Sun, 27 Jan 2008 06:26:39 +0530
Rahul Sundaram  wrote:

I think you are drastically underestimating the value of this fitting into a CD and more granularity in packages. It *is* a big deal.


And I think you're limited by the assumption that the only way to run
or install a Live image is by running a CD sized media.  It's not.

The other ways aren't anywhere as easy or accessible to everyone. Look at the number of complaints we are getting about not releasing regular CD images or that live images aren't CD size for x86_64. Besides more granularity in packages is a good thing to have anyway if Fedora has to retain it's goal of being a good foundation to build things for OLPC or other resource constrained systems.

There are a few ways now, and we can certainly put work into creating
more and easier ways to consume these images.  Software is only getting
bigger, and the CD size is only going to further limit what we can do.
Functionality of the CD sized image will only get worse, not better.

That's a good challenge to have to prevent software from getting too bloated or packages from growing unneeded dependencies. Maybe CD's would get obsoleted completely sometime in the future. We haven't reached that point yet.

Rahul


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