On Mon, 2013-12-16 at 08:58 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
This goes a bit against some of the long-term plans we have for the
desktop spin, which is to make it smaller, not bigger. One of the
reasons for working on gnome-software is that we need a user-friendly
way to install applications to get out of having to pre-install them
I don't think this is incompatible with your plans, it just requires
doing the work of dropping stuff in comps instead of in the kickstart.
Why not drop these unwanted packages from gnome-desktop in comps, and
add them to a new group, say gnome-extra? Then the user installing via
DVD can check that group if he knows to do so and wants the full set,
but by default, he'll get the same (or near the same) result as he would
have using the live CD.
What we're hoping to do is remove the arbitrary distinction between
GNOME installed from the live CD and GNOME installed from the DVD. It'd
be nice if the results were the same (or as close to the same as is
politically possible -- hello rsyslog).
Maybe the Fedora workstation product will change these plans, but
then I don't think 'just make it bigger' is the right answer.
If you don't have enough space for evolution-help on the live CD, then I
think that is sufficient justification to make it bigger.