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

Dennis Gilmore dennis at
Mon Jun 25 13:21:13 UTC 2012

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On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:10:08 -0500
Dennis Gilmore <dennis at> wrote:

> El Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:19:35 -0400 (EDT)
> Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik at> escribió:
> > 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.
> from Relengs perspective it doesnt matter what size it is. so long as
> it meets the release criteria then its ok. 
> Personally i have a serious concern over dropping cd sized media. One
> big issue is that the OLPC XO-1 only has 1gb storage for both the OS
> and user data. any size increase in the OS reduces the room for user
> data.
> lists over 2.5 million XOs deployed a large number of which a xo-1
> most of which run fedora.

I spoke with some OLPC people, they really would prefer that we be able
to disable the installation of the mini debuginfo. As the devices are
all space constrained. 

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