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Re: making the i386 livecd fit



Maybe im ill be taking this discussion on another direction, but its my
opinion. I've used Ubuntu and so its LiveCD installation. There you can
select your language during the installation process and if you language
isnt english then an aditiona step is added in the installation which is
the 'downloading language support' or something like that. 

As ive also seen fedora's DVD installation method, i can see that you
can manage some extra packages that are not included in the iso image so
during the installation those packages are downloaded from the
repositories.

Isnt it possible to add a similar feature to LiveCD?, like adding the
'Select your language' step and use the repositories to download the
language support if its not english?



On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 15:37 -0600, Douglas McClendon wrote:
> Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > On Jan 28, 2008 7:07 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen redhat com> wrote:
> >> In the past, any attempts to go to a subset of language have always met
> >> with strong resistance.
> > 
> > Here's the paradoxical reality of the situation.
> > 
> > 1)The CD image is championed because DVD drives are not commonplace in
> > some parts of the world yet (ie not US/Western Europe).
> > 
> > plus
> > 
> > 2)Holding all languages in the CD image makes it more difficult to
> > include useful applcations for everybody.
> > 
> > equals
> > 
> > 3)The very people who need the CD image, are the people who also most
> > likely need the additional language support.
> > 
> > 
> > Here's is what I think we need to actual do.  We need to build a
> > process by which different language groups are encouraged to build and
> > host their own CD spins, instead of continuing to shove everything
> > into one CD image.  How do we do this?  How do we provide the correct
> > balance of infrastructure and services such that community members
> > will step up and produce and consume the localized CD spins?  
> 
> 
> 
> How much
> > of the work can be automated with scripts which do nothing but pull
> > one language group out and stick another one in so that localized
> > versions of the same thing can be autogenerated?
> 
> A: All of it.
> 
> -dmc
> 
> 
> 
> > 
> > I don't have any answers to these questions, but I'm pretty sure these
> > are the right questions to be asking instead of asking how do we fit
> > multiple locales onto a single CD spin.
> > 
> > -jef
> > 
> 


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