FC4 slimfast slimfest

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 15:10:44 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 09:35:45 -0500, Michael Tiemann <tiemann at redhat.com> wrote:
> +10

Yes i agree, doing things that way would end up meaning +10 partially
full isos. This approach snowballs very quickly:
office cd  
desktop-art cd
games cd
kde cd
java cd
devel cd
emacs cd
perl cd 

All of them optional for a basic fedora install... whatever that
means.  Now, this approach definitely is a benifit to fresh installers
who do targetted installs, and people who are networked with hi-band
and can do network installs. But I'm not so sure how an explosion of
partially full isos works out for people doing non-networked upgrades
or people with low-band who are forced to buy or manufacture
mediasets. Those 'optional' disks look highly less optional once you
start doing upgrades.. and each extra partially full iso increases the
overhead of producing full mediasets for sale or give away.

Oh and there has to be a 'clever' way for 'fedora' to tell people
which 'optional' cds they are going to want to burn before they burn
them. And clever does not mean a flat package list with associated cd
#/cd name next to it on the fedora website.  Anyone doing an upgrade
via mediasets will want to know before they start downloading which
'optional' disks they will continue to need to do the full upgrade.


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