[CentOS-devel] LiveCD development

Marcus Moeller

mail at marcus-moeller.de
Fri May 1 17:58:53 UTC 2009

Dear Dag,

> I am amazed by the usefulness of the CentOS LiveCD and I would like to
> discuss the scope of the project. Some of the recommendations I made
> go against the original idea of LiveCD project.
> But my (outside) stance on the LiveCD is that it should give the best
> achievable experience possible for people when trying CentOS. To me that
> includes adding drivers that are available in other repositories (which
> are missing from upstream, including wireless firmware, etc...)
> I do agree that as soon as we leave the deliver-what-upstream-has path, we
> may open a can of worms (do we also want to fix known bugs ? replace
> upstream software ? legality ?), so we have to decide what is desirable,
> what is possible and where the project's effort ends.

I don't think that there is a need to divide from upstream atm. and am
not really willed to break compatibility for features.

Concerning the Live-CD, I would suggest to offer a stable version that
reflects the CentOS release with all dis-advantages it may have (not
installable, e.g.)

On the other hand we should make it easier for ppl to remaster the
CentOS LiveCDs to allow creation of appliances and specialized

We should then create some name/logo usage guidelines, to make sure
that a rebuild is marked as 'un-official' or part of a CentOS project
(e.g. a Xfce LiveCD, an Edu media or a installable one)

Best Regards

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