[CentOS-devel] [CentOS-qa] 5.4 - i386 isos and tree

Thu Oct 15 17:48:29 UTC 2009
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 10/15/2009 09:29 AM, Patrice Guay wrote:
> Phil Schaffner wrote:
>> Patrice Guay wrote on 10/13/2009 01:31 PM:
>>> Phil Schaffner wrote:
>> ...
>>>> Is there interest in a LiveDVD with more functionality than will fit on
>>>> a CD?  Perhaps "full desktop/office/productivity/multimedia" GNOME
>>>> and/or KDE versions?
>>> If you have a kickstart file ready with such functionalities, publishing 
>>> it on the LiveCD trac website would be the first step. Adding a 
>>> documentation page explaining how to build such a LiveCD and what are 
>>> its benefits would come next.
>> I have a kickstart file that worked to create a DVD image with a lot 
>> more components.  I'll run through the process again with a bit more 
>> thought before putting it out in public.  Will also give some thought to 
>> writing up the benefits.
>> What I was really wondering is if such a LiveDVD image might be 
>> distributed by CentOS like the LiveCD, but allowing more functionality 
>> by removing the restrictions imposed by the size of a CD.
> First, I think we should establish guidelines about what kind of
> LiveCD/LiveDVD image could be distributed. Since we are probably going
> to use the current mirrors for the distribution, we should be carefull
> about what pieces of software are included in the ISO images. The use of
> non-free software should certainly be avoided.
> To prevent misuse of the distribution channels, the kickstart files for
> the LiveCD images must be available for review and discussion. Then,
> rebuilding periodically the approved ISO images and putting them on the
> mirrors could be automated.

Right ... I think we must be insistent that we do not include things
that can not be included in Fedora and/or EPEL (nonfree) ... and
personally, I don't like anything that we do not maintain the SRPMS for
already in CentOS (either plus/extras/os).  We can discuss adding things
not in CentOS to the DVD ... but must be careful.

The goal (i think) is providing a DVD/CD with more capability, but not a
new distro.

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