Join us on irc.freenode.net in #fedora-meeting-1 for the Fedora 30
Beta Release Readiness meeting. This meeting will be held on Thursday,
2018-03-21 at 19:00 UTC.
We will meet to make sure we are coordinated and ready for the Beta
release of Fedora 30. Please note that this meeting will be held even
if the release is delayed at the Go/No-Go meeting on the same day two
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Fedora Program Manager
For a long time, the Fedora Server Edition has provided a fairly
lightweight default installation, but a fairly heavyweight DVD. This
is because we opted to include a lot of infrastructure-related content
on the disk, such as BIND, FreeIPA, MariaDB and PostgreSQL, among
The reality these days is that this is probably more or less
unnecessary. There's no such thing as a server that is not connected
to a network and since we aren't shipping the entirety of the Fedora
package collection on this disk, inevitably anyone installing from it
is going to need to have access to package mirrors anyway.
So I'd like to propose that we get rid of nearly the entirety of the
<optionlist> section from comps.xml and variants-fedora.xml.
The result will be a far smaller install DVD, less space wasted on the
mirrors (both for the DVD and the install tree) and very little
difference in user experience.
Arguments against this have historically been that having it all on
one disk is better for network-constrained environments to avoid
downloading content multiple times. Realistically, however, I think
this is generally going to be solved by local mirroring in most
 With the exception of the "server-hardware-support" and
"guest-agents" which may be needed for proper installation, depending
on the hardware.