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

Scott Dowdle dowdle at montanalinux.org
Fri Feb 11 22:58:41 UTC 2011


Greetings,

----- Original Message -----
> Am Freitag, den 11.02.2011, 14:13 -0500 schrieb Scott Dowdle:
> 
> > Please refer me to a URL/FAQ if one exists that has all of the
> > details.
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Cwickert/MultiDesktopDVD
> 
> > 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?
> >
> > OR
> >
> > 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?
> 
> You pick them at the bootloader.
> 
> > 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.
> 
> 1. Because we want it to be *exactly* like the spins: The same user
> experience and the same set of applications.
> 2. Because there is no way to install only one desktop, the install
> will copy the whole content of the DVD regardless what desktop
> you select.
> 3. Because we are doing not only 5 different desktops but also 2
> different architectures.
> 4. Because with the login at the display manager you don't get the
> full desktop experience. Logging into KDE through GDM is not
> what we want. Some things like fast user switching or direct
> shutdown/reboot from the KDE menu won't work.
> 
> > Also, I think it is important to have downloadable .iso images that
> > people can actually burn...
> 
> The individual ISOs will be on the DVD, so you can burn CDs or create
> USB keys from it.
> 
> > 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.
> 
> This media is meant for distribution by the EMEA ambassadors and not
> for
> download. It will be downloadable for those who really want it.
> 
> You are correct that dual layer burning is not very popular because of
> the blank media, but all decent burners can read this type of media,
> even if they cannot burn it.
> 
> If you still have questions, please refer to the archives of
> ambassadors
> and advisory-board list, all of that has been discussed in great
> length.
> 
> Kind regards,
> Christoph

Thanks.  I thought those were very reasonable answers... and you certainly get my approval... not that you need it. :)

TYL,
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