On 11/29/2010 10:57 PM, Ned Slider wrote: > On 29/11/10 13:10, Karanbir Singh wrote: > >> On 11/26/2010 08:31 PM, Ned Slider wrote: >> >>>> I am also quite keen on the idea of retaining our single-merged distro, >>>> atleast as the main option. And then perhaps a slightly light(er) weight >>>> alternative. >>>> >>> Well, I'd suggest starting with the package set on the upstream Server >>> disk as that looks fairly complete to me. There are some common >>> "Desktop" packages missing that might want to be added - evolution, >>> pidgin, thunderbird, xchat, and maybe even OpenOffice if there's room, >>> but most stuff is already there. >>> >> the upstream server product is almost a full DVD in itself. Is it worth >> having the main distro on 2 DVD, and another option which is still a >> complete'ish DVD ? If we are going to work out a lightweight CD size'd >> install media, is it worth then also having the full DVD'ish option over >> and above the 2 DVD disk full distro ? >> >> > > No, giving this some more thought I would just put out a 2 DVD full > distro set. Disk1 based on the upstream "Server" DVD and Disk2 > containing everything else (i.e, the upstream "Optional" channel). I agree so far ... > Disk1 would also be your "minimal" disk giving everything that's required to > do an install meaning people don't need to download Disk2 to install. > .. but not here. When people want "minimal" they expect to do that with a _small_ download. [*] A full DVD does not fit this bill, even if it can be used for a minimal install, too. > The upstream Server DVDs are 2.7 and 3.2GB for x86 and x86-64, respectively. > I sincerely doubt that anyone would consider those as "minimal". I am tempted to say that minimal should fit a definition similar to "grab a small image -- the smaller the better -- and use it to do an install which can give you a local root account which can further be used to install what ever else is needed. And which allows basic network tests as it is". [*] And I rely this affirmation on the questions received on #centos.