Size of official media handouts (was Re: Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo)

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon May 14 17:48:04 UTC 2012


Jaroslav Reznik (jreznik at redhat.com) said: 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > 
> > This being said I am +1 for 1 GB, but please note that I only speak
> 
> Another thing - we realized that targeting 1 GB is non sense when we
> have 700 MB, so we moved to 1.5 GB. There was a little difference and
> no way to put everything on it. With 1 GB target and no 700 MB it 
> makes sense again (and to have the bigger one unlimited).

How so?

700MB cutoff is for CDs. A 1GB cutoff is for USB sticks.

I'm still a bit baffled that a 3.5 MB increase on a 700MB live image
is considered a complete showstopper. That's one git package, for example;
I would hope that creative dependency trimming can find that space.
(Or reorganization of boot images, for example.)

Bill


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