RFC: Switch to Firefox and a 1.5 GB image

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Dec 5 20:58:12 UTC 2011

On 12/05/2011 03:37 PM, Felix Geyer wrote:
> Thus I propose that we switch to a 1.5 GB
> USB/DVD image that includes everything on the CD + Firefox + more
> language packs + maybe a few more applications. This also means
> dropping our current DVD image which is imho of very limited use
> anyway [3].

Do you propose that we would provide Live and alternate images in this
size?  IIRC for oneiric we shipped:

Live CD
Alternate CD

CDs for i386, amd64, and powerpc (although power pc wasn't ultimately

DVD was just i386 and amd64

armel had it's own pre-installed images.

We also had two metapackages: kubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-full

The traditional DVD is roughly twice as much QA (ISO testing) and the CD

Are you proposing we do:

1.5 GB USB Live
1.5 GB USB Alternate
700 MB CD Live
700 MB CD Alternate

We'd need to figure out what to do with kubuntu-full.  Addition of a
larger metapackage seemed to be a popular feature.  Perhaps it should
move to Universe to it can include digikam and not be tied to an image
at all.

Scott K

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