fedoraLife Concept (condensed version) online now

Lucas Saboya lucas at cefetce.br
Fri Jun 13 16:10:26 UTC 2008

ok, so lets go modelling the stuff?

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Nicu Buculei <nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro>

> Lucas Saboya wrote:
>>    Actually, the Fedora Unity project releases a DVD and CD set of
>>    EVERY SINGLE PACKAGE in Fedora in one set of install media. They
>>    call it the "Everything Spin." The problem with this is... it is 4
>>    DVDs or 23 CDs.
>> Ok, but dont you thing that 4 DVDs ou 23 CDs its a little HUGE amount of
>> data, that sometimes wont be NEVER used by a normal user, that only wants to
>> edit his/her videos or engage into a meeting ?
> That is the superset of *all* our packages. With the same tools used to
> produce it, anyone can create his own subset ("spin") with whatever he think
> is useful.
> If he manage to prove the spin is useful for a large category of users,
> then it can be hosted on Fedora infrastructure (torrent). It is is even more
> useful than that, then it may get even hosted on the mirrors.
> The trick is to produce a spin which is useful.
>     So is the point to make a more usable version of Fedora? Or is the
>>    point to ship everything in the initial install?
>>    What is the goal you are looking to achieve? It seems really unclear
>>    to me.
>> The point is tho make a usable version of fedora, shipping not everything
>> but just the things we KNOW that will help the common users that uses a PC
>> just to do a PART of their work not US who can easily compile our own
>> version of fedora and put everything we want on it. is that so hard to do,
>> thing like common users ?:)
> It is hard because there are a lot of definition of what "common users"
> need. For example, it can be argued that common users do not need
> video/audio editors (see the "fedoraLife" subject of this thread) and that
> such applications are needed by a niche ("creative").
>     Ready to roll up your sleeves?
>>  Thats what I'm doing right now :)
>>    So when are you going to show us some code?
>> let's go codding, so ! But remember that this is not the fedora developer
>> list, its the MARKETING one :)
>> this means, the codding doesn't happen here, the idea of the email is to
>> compile a concept of the programas we can put with fedora to make a clean
>> and functional instalation.
> The first step is to produce something like this:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/ArtTeamProjects/FedoraArtStudio/PackageManifest
> And then, turn the list in a kickstart file. After that, producing the spin
> is only a matter of clicks.
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