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Re: fc5: install everything?



On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 18:05 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 17:48, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> 
> > One of the issues though with doing this (grrr) is the Fedora Trademark.
> > To do it - all the Fedora artwork legally has to be removed and
> > replaced.
> 
> Interesting - the equivalent to Centos but with fedora as the
> base...
> 
> However if all you really want to do is become the expert who
> decides what 'everything' means for some set of people that
> might care about your opinion, couldn't you do that by
> publishing the output of some invocation of 'rpm -q' in
> a format that could be used directly by anyone's yum to
> load up the same packages?

The idea is an ISO that is easily downloadable and only uses 1 CD
(probably 2 if you want devel). The secondary idea is to respin every
six weeks with updates.

A kickstart file that does a network install would also work, except for
updates, but there are too many times when for whatever reason a network
install doesn't work (IE the pcmcia support was broken in anaconda for
my laptop in FC5, making network install impossible).

-=-
As far as "become the expert who decides what 'everything' means for
some set of people - that's not the intention at all. The intention is
to provide a good base distribution targeted at LOTD that is good for
new users and easy for OEMs to support.

As you are aware, Fedora does not come with any support. So if Fedora is
going to be installed by OEMs - it needs to have enough software that
users can enjoy it, but not so much software that an OEM has to spend a
lot of money in software support training because there are seventeen
different applications that all basically have similar purposes, but
different ways of going about doing them.

Reducing the install base also makes it possible to target those
specific applications for proper scrollkeeper support, and proper
translations of the scrollkeeper documentation into other languages that
are likely to be in the market for the product (IE Spanish and French
for the North American market, add Portugueese and probably Italian for
the South American market, etc.)


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