Can we have a Delta-DVD release

Conrad Meyer konrad at
Tue Apr 21 02:19:56 UTC 2009

On Monday 20 April 2009 07:15:22 pm James Gallagher wrote:
> The problem of space on the DVD has been an issue in the last few DVD
> releases of Fedora, requiring the removal of previously included packages.
> Now, isn't it the case that many fedora users download F8, F9, F10 ... iso
> images every 6 months or so?
> So wouldn't it make sense to have a delta image made from successive
> releases and an accompanying script which would read from a previously
> existing iso image or disk and recreate the "full" iso image, splitting it
> into 2 dvd disc images if required or merging for transfer to a
> double-sided dvd or large usb stick?
> (I don't think it would be a huge ask of anaconda to install from 2 disks
> rather than 1)
> Even if the image size is kept below 4.3GB for a single disk, the delta
> download would be welcomed by many.
> After all, I think some of the large language packages would have a pretty
> small delta between 6 month release cycles.
> btw, I don't expect this ready for F11 ;)

It's called jigdo.

Conrad Meyer <konrad at>

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