On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 2:55 PM, Miloslav Trmac <mitr(a)redhat.com> wrote:
2015-11-17 21:54 GMT+01:00 Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh(a)redhat.com>:
> Similar to my thread about the @server-hardware-support group, the
> @container-management group also takes up a good chunk of space (38MB
> above the minimal install) in the default Server install, as well as
> including an additional available-by-default service.
> Originally, we included Docker for its popularity and because Cockpit
> and rolekit each had some support for operating with it. In F23 and
> onwards, rolekit is capable of automatically-installing docker if it
> is required to support a role, so having it installed by default is no
> longer critical from that perspective.
> This leaves Cockpit: one of Cockpit's more popular features is the
> ability to manage Docker images and containers from the UI.
> As a side-note, I think this is a policy we should consider following
> throughout Server: try to do lazy package installation whenever
So I am vaguely worried about this trend. Should image size really the #1
I don't see that as just about size but as much about security. In
banking/finance/govt/numerous other industries if it's not needed it's
not installed. Also things like bandwidth for updates, and something
like docker is fairly regularly updated ends up being a reasonable
amount of churn for no benefit to the user. A lot of places around the
world still have limited bandwidth.