[CentOS] Open Letter to Lance Davis

Fri Jul 31 19:56:04 UTC 2009
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

Marcus Moeller wrote:
> Hi,
>>> My 'dream' OS has always been one where the base install was extremely
>>> minimal - just enough to install the rest over the network.  Then there
>>> would be a way that anyone could 'publish' their installed list of
>>> repositories and packages and anyone else could duplicate that machine's
>>> setup just by picking that list from a set of choices with the installer
>>> dealing with the hardware differences for you.  This would eliminate
>>> most of the need for custom rebuilds and respins - at least for anyone
>>> with network access, and in my opinion the optimal combination of many
>>> thousands of packages is something that deserves to be be crowdsourced.
>>>   But, so far no one has done it and whenever the discussion of modified
>>> CentOS respins comes up the developers have seemed pretty lukewarm to
>>> the idea, as though it would devalue their brand.
>>        Such an OS, or release of an OS, would be mighty welcome to those
>> of us with early notebooks/netbooks/whatever (such as the EeePC 701).
> Re-Spins are yet possible. You can take a look at the LiveCD project:
> https://projects.centos.org/trac/livecd/
> to learn how to spin a custom CentOS LiveCD.

Sounds like all you folks need to get together, start a "CentOS minimal 
install CD" SIG and get on with it :)