On Mon, 2013-12-16 at 09:23 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
We already gave up on CD size. For F20 we targeted 1GB (power-of-ten
bytes), and it's pared _to the bone_ to make that.
Don't forget that RPM changelogs have been deleted from specs in order
to save space. (I didn't even realize those were installed.)
especially that last section, those are things the desktop team
wants in the Proper Experience, as they're in the GNOME desktop comps
group (most of them). They're being cut "purely for space reasons".
I think the comment is halfway outdated: those GNOME apps were indeed
removed to save space, but I'm not sure that Matthias would put them
back even if there was enough room. None of those apps are really
necessary, and the plan is for some of them to be featured in GNOME
Software. So I don't think they're necessarily part of the Proper
Anyway, I'm not fond of most of the other drops. LibreOffice Math, for
example, is not just some silly add-on program, it provides formula
support for LibreOffice Writer, which is disabled if you use the live
CD, but not if you install with the DVD. That's an important feature.
And dropping user help, especially for a complicated program like
Evolution, seems really excessive.