[Ambassadors] Re: Fedora print magazine proposal from Linux Pro Magazine

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 17:22:32 UTC 2009

On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Jonathan Dieter<jdieter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-09-06 at 11:42 -0500, Paul Frields wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Max Spevack<mspevack at redhat.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>> > That means 9,000 DVDS (and 1,000 magazines) that we would probably use as
>> > the VAST MAJORITY of our media during the Fedora 12 cycle.
>> >
>> > We would probably *not* produce a large quantity of separate LiveCDs, which
>> > has been the habit for the past several releases.
> <snip>
>> In the longer term we really do want to move away from the Install DVD
>> to a Live DVD that has more relevant applications and content -- as
>> opposed to the kitchen-sink approach of the Install DVD. But
>> nevertheless, most people choose the DVD over Live CD because it's
>> perceived to be "more == better."
>> Given that fact, and being rational about our budget, I think it makes
>> sense to leverage this approach to provide most of our distributable
>> media. If that's the standard Install DVD, I'm OK with that. We should
>> ensure the general community understands the reasons for sticking with
>> the install DVD for purposes of this promotion.
> Ok, random question.  Could we produce a LiveDVD image that would
> include all of the packages on a normal DVD install (if you didn't
> customize your choice of packages)?  Or does the desktop SIG have a
> LiveDVD image?
> Jonathan

It would probably be much larger than what would on the regular DVD.
As in 8GB versus 4 (especially if Live DVD's have to have src.rpms on
them for licensing reasons.)

Stephen J Smoogen.

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