On 11 September 2015 at 14:42, Brian Monroe <briancmonroe(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Masta also suggested updating the kickstart to use livemedia-creator
of livecd-creator since the latter will become depreciated soon. I just got
access to the kickstart git so I'll help with that, and what you suggested
I've found this:
If we're depending on the other kickstarts then we should get the
advantage of any updates they do to work with it. On the other hand
that reference to flattening the kickstart (unless it's just a
convenience thing) is a bit worrying. Of course if we're relying on
the other kickstarts there's also the possibility of being randomly
sunk again because someone else has broken something.
Another thing Brandon brought up, If we're working on
spin, is there a consensus to move to a lighter DE to help with performance?
I'm in favor.
I don't mind, since using KDE for the spin I've come to quite like it
and don't find it too bad in terms of performance installed, but of
course on my own system I can install whatever desktop I like.
Performance in a live boot probably would benefit from a more
lightweight desktop (it would certainly make testing a bit smoother),
provided actual usability wasn't impacted.
I will say that the spin does help configure jack correctly (outside
adding yourself to the jack users group) which is a benefit to linux
Definitely agree with this. Even if it hasn't achieved everything
Brendan hoped in terms of more packaging support I think having this
has helped look at and focus on the out-of-the-box experience for the
different packages included, so even if the ISO isn't widely used
people are still benefiting from its existence.
On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 2:47 AM Ian Malone <ibmalone(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11 September 2015 at 08:14, Brendan Jones <brendan.jones.it(a)gmail.com>
> > Looks like the spin was dropped due to no one paying attention when the
> > builds were failing. It also needs to be built and tested by the SIG
> > before
> > Feature freeze (which is prior to Alpha release).
> I suppose I feel a bit hard done by on that, it was broken by a change
> made to the KDE live spin (not something we did), in a round of
> renames that also broke the games spin
> the results of which apparently weren't checked, then dropped at the
> same time as games. Dropping them from the nightly builds wasn't
> announced anywhere I'm subscribed to far as I can tell (it's a change
> in a releng git, which does not go to the spins list, Adam Williamson
> did notice on test@ that the games spin was missing when the alpha
> compose was done). And though Jam was broken by the same change, later
> removed at the same time, and both were left out of alpha, games has
> been brought back and we haven't.