FC4 slimfast slimfest

Elliot Lee sopwith at redhat.com
Mon Feb 21 21:16:48 UTC 2005

On Mon, 21 Feb 2005, [ISO-8859-1] Gérard Milmeister wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-02-21 at 13:54 -0700, Joshua Eichorn wrote:
> > Elliot Lee wrote:
> > 
> > >Hi all,
> > >
> > >Here's a heads up that we need to get rid of about 300M of packages to
> > >make sure that FC4 continues to fit on 4 CD's. Right now eclipse, xfce,
> > >xemacs, cfengine, and all the games are leading candidates. We also may
> > >try to start removing stuff from Core in hopes that it will appear in
> > >Extras if someone cares about it.
> Why limit FC4 to 4 CD's? Is it out fear that someone will cry "bloat"?

If we add another CD:
	The companies that create CD sets for magazines or resale will see 
	their media costs go up by 25%.

	The mirror sites with limited bandwidth and disk space will be 
	likely to stop mirroring Fedora Core.

	The users who don't want to download and burn another CD will go 

> If packages were properly distributed among the CD's, one didn't need to
> download all images. I admit I am a bit biased since I use XEmacs
> regularly. I you list I see many java-related packages. Why not bundle
> them into a separate CD?

Because we don't have the infrastructure/tools to do it properly.

> Another option would be to retain 4 images and create additional images
> with extras.

Which means removing things from Core so we can put them in Extras...
-- Elliot

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