[CentOS-devel] New SIG idea - Stream Live Images / Alt Installs

Tue Jun 28 15:16:54 UTC 2022
Davide Cavalca <dcavalca at fb.com>

On Tue, 2022-06-28 at 08:09 -0700, Troy Dawson wrote:
> Before I get all worked up about this idea, I want to see if it is
> feasible, and if there is any interest in it.
> I'd like to start a SIG where we create images (Live and Install
> iso's) that are based on both CentOS Stream and EPEL together.
> For live images we could have a CS9-KDE-Live.iso, CS9-XFCE-Live.iso,
> CS9-GNOME-Live.iso, or even a large CS9-ALL-DESKTOPS-Live.iso.
> For install images we could have CS9-minimal.iso, maybe a KDE, or
> others.  I mainly want the minimal iso so I don't have to download
> the massive 8 Gig DVD if I want just the minimum, but don't want to
> do a network install.
> So, my two questions are.
> Would this be possible on the current CentOS Stream infrastructure?

The Hyperscale SIG is currently doing this (for c8s, c9s is still a
WIP) using livecd-creator, but we
need https://pagure.io/centos-infra/issue/388 sorted out before we can
build on the CBS infrastructure, so for the time being we're doing this
outside of the standard CentOS infra. We also looked at using Kiwi, but
that needs https://pagure.io/centos-infra/issue/696

See https://sigs.centos.org/hyperscale/spins/workstation/ for more

> Would anyone else want a SIG like this?

We'd definitely be interested in collaborating, I suspect a lot of the
work we've already done here could be shared.