CD install delta from F-12 to F-13 current

Colin Walters walters at verbum.org
Fri Apr 9 13:59:28 UTC 2010


Hi,

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 11:42 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> How does it make sense to remove Abiword and add Planner?  I assume a
> project management tool is much less used than a word processor.

Good question!  So the story on this is that we have 3 different desktops:

* LiveCD install
* DVD/kickstart
* Upgrade from F-(x-1)

The goal is to reduce the delta between these and get to the point
where we really have one default install, which might be subject to
constraints based on space.  Upgrades currently don't reflect removals
or comps additions for example.  There were additions to the LiveCD
that weren't in the DVD/kickstart install such as Abiword.

The LiveCD is operating on the assumption that you have an internet
connection, you just want to download something relatively small to
get started, and can install new apps afterwards, whether that's
Abiword, OpenOffice, or whatever else.

Now, I understand the desire to pack the LiveCD with as much Free
Software as we can fit in the space constraints.  However, we have to
balance this with creating different desktop experiences.  This said,
I wouldn't really have a problem with adding Abiword back on the CD.
The far bigger problem in my mind in terms of comps unification was
the random removals that weren't for space reasons (acpid, nfs-utils).
 For that kind of thing we need to be fixing the base operating
system.


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