Dropping Gimp from the live cd

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Fri Aug 7 06:03:07 UTC 2009

On 08/06/2009 09:29 PM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> 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 ?

But Abiword is very small in comparison and it looks more like a GNOME 
application (disclaimer: I use OOo for its features)

> What kind of desktop integration are you missing ?

Things like the Print dialog.

> 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.

Considering its size, for those needing OOo the install DVD is a better 
options (and after install the updates will go smoothly with deltarpms).

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