[Ambassadors] 1 Desktop spins DVD vs. 4 Desktop spins CDs ?

Scott Dowdle dowdle at montanalinux.org
Fri Feb 11 19:13:50 UTC 2011


----- Original Message -----
> On 09/02/11 13:33, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> > The ambassadors decided to go for the multi-desktop DVD and I had a
> > hard time convincing the board to grant me the trademark approvel (please
> > see fedora-advisory-board list for details). After nearly 3 months of
> > fighting the milti-desktop DVD approved last week in a public board
> > meeting at FUDCON. I am currently working with the media prodiction
> > company to make things happen and expect media to be available in 3
> > weeks.

Cool.  Glad to hear that.

Please refer me to a URL/FAQ if one exists that has all of the details.  My question is:

Is the DVD a single OS image that has all of the desktop environments on it and one picks the desired session from the graphical login manager?


Does the DVD contain multiple OS images (one for each included desktop environment/spin) and you pick which one to boot from the bootloader menu of the live media?

I've made my own remix that is like the first question... and it easily fits under 2GB and will only get smaller with compression switch coming in Fedora 15... and I don't see why in the world one would need a dual-layer DVD for that.  Also, I think it is important to have downloadable .iso images that people can actually burn... and while dual layer pre-recorded media is fine... only a small percentage of people do dual-layer burning of their own media even though many do have the capability.  dual-layer blank media just isn't very popular... or at least that has been my experience in my corner of the United States.

Scott Dowdle
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