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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Sat Jun 23 18:14:42 UTC 2012

On Sat, 2012-06-23 at 12:29 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> drago01 wrote:
> > (empty dvd costs little to no more then a cd now days)
> FWIW, a CD-R90 actually costs more than a DVD-R or a DVD+R around here these 
> days. (It used to cost significantly less back in the day.)
> > So I'd just opt for not worrying about CDs anymore. The only real
> > argument for CD sized images is download time but using Fedora without
> > a proper internet connection is no fun anyway (updates) so not sure
> > that matters either ...
> Download times are not the only reason for not going up to the full
> (> 4 GiB) DVD size, though IMHO they are also a valid reason. There's also 
> the Multi Desktop Live DVD distributed by the ambassadors, which needs to 
> fit all the spins in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions on one dual-layer DVD. 
> So going up to 4 GiB per spin is a no go.
> Combined with your point above, this means we really need to allow arbitrary 
> target sizes, not just a list of maximum sizes of hardware media.

I don't believe there's currently any requirement that target sizes
match some form of physical media. So far they always _have_, but if
there's a requirement that they _must_, I've never seen it.
Adam Williamson
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