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Re: Fedora 7: The Linux Knight in Shining Armor?

Styma, Robert E (Robert) wrote:
In the Fedora Core 6 install, it asked if you wanted to have access
to the "extras".  If you answered yes, it set enough networking to
go out to extras to get the other packages.  This means this capability
is currently available in anaconda.  With three separate DVD's for
desktop, kde-desktop and server, why not use this functionality and
and ask (say for the desktop ISO) do you want to include server
and do you want to include KDE features?  If the answer is yes,
set up the link to the repos just like is done for extra's in FC6.
This way you effectively have the full set of packages for all versions and if you choose wisely, the bulk of them will be on
the DVD.

Just my 2 cents.


I like the idea where you could download all of the install medium models and use all three for a more complete install. I use packages from all models that are proposed. Some of the machines will not be networked directly to the outside so grabbing packages from a web server would not be possible for some situations that I will probably need.

I also like the idea of a progressive distribution where the packages are continually being improved. I do recognize that there might need to be incorporated some sort of mini-installer for major changes such as improvements in filesystems like ext4 or improvements in LVM and similar circumstances.

The install that I find works the best for me is development and it is continually cycling through improvements but lately the improvements were not heavily intrusive. (except for a glibc, an X server problem related to fonts and a problem related to ORBit2 and at-spi causing a crash on exit for certain programs.)

I also like the idea of what was said about how gentoo sets profiles where a link would only need updated to advance the installation path.

Anyway, I'll probably multiple boot all of the proposed models for Fedora 7 and see how each model works. I could then determine which model would be a good starting core to get the computer setup with programs that I use. I am in favor of the progressive distribution model or rolling release.

I'll grab the Fedora 7 betas for test1 once they are released. (and I know about them)


He who slings mud generally loses ground.
		-- Adlai Stevenson

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