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

Chris Murphy lists at
Wed May 9 21:17:13 UTC 2012

On May 9, 2012, at 2:07 PM, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> 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?

Is it marginally easier to stay below the CD size limit with 32-bit builds vs 64-bit? i.e. could Fedora retain Live CD for i386, and move to a Live DVD for x86_64?

Or what problems are there abandoning Live CD for < 10% (by estimates thus far), but retaining the ability to use netinst.iso for that hardware? I think the negative loss of this hardware for Live Desktop trial is minimal compared to the gain by dropping the limit.

But if it's almost trivial to have two Live Desktop builds: CD and DVD, then I'd suggest that route.

Chris Murphy

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