comps changes for f15

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Sat Jan 15 17:26:08 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-01-15 at 08:56 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On 1/15/11 8:28 AM, 夜神 岩男 wrote:
> > Ridiculing Fedora for not having an office suite on the
> > LiveCD is still a pretty consistent theme, and it is a
> > logical one -- most non-technical users aren't going to
> > run, say, a disc burner from the disk drive their live CD
> > is inserted into, but they certainly are going to web
> > browse and try to write documents or open spreadsheets...
> This is a bit of a logical fallacy.  You say this as if one could remove 
> the CD burning utility and suddenly have room for an office suite.  Or 
> as another poster commended as if you could remove planner and suddenly 
> have room for  

Note that I'm not suggesting this, just that we should remove planner
*as well as* OpenOffice from the CD-sized ks, because it looks odd to
have one but not the other.

In case anyone's wondering, btw, the fact that planner winds up on the
CD-sized desktop ISO is more or less a simple oversight. The 'master'
fedora-live-desktop.ks adds libreoffice and planner to form a full
'office suite'; the fedora-livecd-desktop.ks , which takes
fedora-live-desktop.ks and chops bits off until it's CD-sized, removes
libreoffice, but doesn't remove planner. Probably, someone just edited
fedora-livecd-desktop.ks to remove libreoffice, ran a spin, saw it was
now under 700MB and said 'okay, we're done', without noticing that it'd
probably make sense from a neatness perspective to also remove Planner.
Removing Planner is really just for neatness and to stop reviewers
saying 'why is Planner in there but not any other office app'.
Adam Williamson
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