F19 DVD over size - what to drop?

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Fri May 3 18:16:32 UTC 2013

Jaroslav Reznik (jreznik at redhat.com) said: 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > FWIW I agree with the general trend of discussion so far: let's find
> > things to drop that don't really need to be on the DVD so we can keep
> > MATE and Cinnamon. You can install those from live images or from repos
> > of course, just like anything else, but they are things it makes a deal
> > of sense to provide for offline users - probably more so than many of
> > the candidates for removal so far - and there is a substantial PR
> > benefit to including them. 
> It's good PR to have Mate and Cinnamon, another question is - with 
> Gnome Classic session - wouldn't be better to point our users to it now?
> But I tend to agree with trend - aim on users with DVDs, developers are
> usually able to bring stuff for theirs development needs (and there are
> much more options to select the right set than desktops). So count me
> +1 to remove it.

Hm, I've always thought of it differently - if we're trying to provide good
value in the DVD media as a demonstration of all the things you can do with
Fedora, isn't there more value in a development workstation, or a design
suite, or a web application stach, or other dissimilar things rather than
the marginal added value of a 4th (or 5th, or 6th, or 7th) desktop?

This is also why I've always found the multi-desktop DVD to be a strange
thing to hand out, unless we're trying to tell people that Fedora is best
for picking between one of 7 desktops and not other things.


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