Dropping Gimp from the live cd

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Wed Aug 5 14:13:53 UTC 2009

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
> out.
> 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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