Dropping Gimp from the live cd

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Thu Aug 6 18:29:47 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-08-06 at 18:26 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> On 08/06/2009 05:54 PM, Matej Cepl wrote:
> >
> > I know and I am not fighting for OOo inclusion, just showing that we
> > don't follow "make the most useful and shiny apps available" logic
> > already.
> OOo is so big so it is an exception, is it or *several* other 
> applications, making the choice easier.
> ...and it can be argued OOo is not "cool", is "useful", you do with it 
> mostly boring stuff. It is also not integrated well in the desktop and 
> so on.

That 'not cool' argument would apply equally well to abiword, no ? 
What kind of desktop integration are you missing ? 

I certainly think that we should include OpenOffice once we drop size
constraints that make it impossible. It does not make much sense to have
one office app on the live cd and another one on other installs. That is
just confusing. 

If we are serious about OpenOffice being the preferred office suite for
Fedora, we should either provide it out of the box, or make it very easy
to get it after doing an install.


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