default media size [Was: Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo]

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at
Wed May 9 20:07:19 UTC 2012

> I know I've said this before, but: we should break the CD size
> barrier
> precisely so people can't burn things to CDs.  If you must burn to
> optical media, do yourself a favor and burn a DVD, the reduced seek
> time
> is entirely worth it.

I'd like to break CD limit too but we should not forgot there are users
for which CD is top technology from dreams and we have a lot of these
users among some countries... For me personally CD is history, even 
DVD, same 1 GB flash drive. We can afford it. But some people can't 
and are our users thanks to the ability to get a cheap OS, that can
run on cheap HW and is still modern.

The question is - how many people will be affected? Or should we 
provide some fallback option - stripped down CD media size image? And
make the bigger one primary one? 


> 1G fits on both the smallest MiniDVD format and most extant USB
> sticks.
> Let's do it already.
> - ajax
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