Default image target size [Was:Re: Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2012-06-18)]

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Jun 19 18:25:36 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 12:19 -0400, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> As reaction to approved MiniDebugInfo feature, we agreed on KDE SIG
> meeting that we would have to break CD size limit (and the breaking
> of CD size image was used as argument to accept this feature).
> We agreed that 800 MiB is achievable target:
> - all spins will still fit Multi Desktop Live DVD
> - there's still space available for overlay for USB disks
> - you can still get 800 MiB CD-Rs (may hit HW constraints...)
> Other possibility is to go directly to 1 GiB but we are not sure
> there's advantage (at least not now).
> Contingency plan - at least for one release we'd like to have a 
> 700 MiB KS (with more compromises).
> So we'd like to hear from rel-engs, QA etc. what's theirs position
> here.

As far as QA is concerned it's entirely your decision (as a personal
note to self, I'll have to update the Deliverables SOP draft). We just
need to know so we know what limit to check against in testing.

As a personal comment, though, doesn't this seem a little fast to make
the decision? Wouldn't it at least make sense to wait for minidebuginfo
to be implemented, then spin a test KDE image and see exactly how big it
turns out with the current package set? Note that spins are not
absolutely required to hit their target size at Alpha; it becomes a hard
requirement at Beta stage. So you have up until Beta release to make the
decision, really.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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