F19 DVD over size - what to drop?

Pádraig Brady P at draigBrady.com
Thu May 2 01:37:00 UTC 2013

On 05/01/2013 09:03 PM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> The F19 DVD is currently *way* over size. (i686: 417MB, x86_64: 311MB).
> That's almost certainly more than can be fixed by trimming around the
> edges; we need to remove actual functionality that's on the DVD.
> Options include:
> 1) One/some of the desktops
> F19 DVD currently includes
> - KDE
> - XFCE
> - LXDE
> - Sugar
> - MATE (new in F19)
> - Cinnamon (new in F19)
> 2) The web server environment
> Contains web server and web server runtimes (PHP, JBoss, Mongo, perl,
> python, rails)
> 3) The developer & content creator workstation
> Contains the web server stuff above, Eclipse, developer tools, designer
> tools, Fedora packaging tools, and so on.
> Opinions?

Why are we tied to DVD-5, 4.7GB (4.3GiB) at all?
Do we distribute DVDs?
If so couldn't we use a newer DVD standard?
I can't see any users wanting to burn DVDs
rather than using USB sticks etc.

I'd be more inclined to align stuff at 1GB, 4GB, 8GB
to fit in USB media.

Larger media is a bit questionable anyway,
since it's means more stuff gets out of date.

I notice for F18, each particular desktop spin seems to fit in 1GB:
All the source requires DVD-9 (8.5GB), but again that's of marginal value.


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