FC5T2 ready for even a test release?
sundaram at redhat.com
Thu Jan 26 17:12:56 UTC 2006
>Instead of the "Everything" install, I'll try to make the case for bulk
>selections as outlined above, note that in some cases this relates to
>perceived rather than actual need:
>1) Testers who want to test every corner of the system.
Enable the option only during test/devel releases and disable them in
the GA release.
>2) Some of 1) might even be journalists and fair share of them labels
>things missing if they can't find them or missed to install them. Or so
>it seems to me.
>3) The survivalist type: Mobile users/developers/... who'd rather waste
>some disk space than find themselves having something not installed when
>they're away from net access.
Improve the post installation package management to be flexible so that
it can offer to install packages from CD/DVD.
>4) Hunter-gatherers who want everything under the sun just because it
>exists and no you won't make them behave with rational arguments.
We shouldnt be designing Fedora for corner cases just because users dont
listen to rational arguments.
>5) Number 4) light, if they install on a spare machine to "browse" the
>new version in order to decide what they actually need. Rarely seen ;-).
So admittedly a corner case.
>First, software just installed usually should only cause updates to take
>longer. If we distribute software, it'd better be secure. Nevertheless
>we shouldn't enable to many daemons by default, rather have the users
>activate them if they need them. The issues you bring up can be handled
>differently than by not installing specific software IMO.
True but I dont see much traction in cutting down the number of services
and everything installation definitedly brings in a number of
unnecessarily services. If you want to help, refer to
Fedora Bug Triaging - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers
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