fedora + mono, any plans for ubuntu?

Erast Benson erast at gnusolaris.org
Tue Jan 10 19:09:18 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 15:46 -0200, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> On 1/10/06, Erast Benson <erast at gnusolaris.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 17:58 +0100, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> > > Le mardi 10 janvier 2006 à 11:42 -0500, Matthew Nicholson a écrit :
> > > > I'm sorry. i meant, to include mono/mono-applications on the default
> > > > install. such as beagle, banshee, f-spot, etc. to "include" mono, not
> > > > just have it in the repo's. sorry for the confusion.
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > A part of those are to main already, the default installation is an
> > > another issue because the place on the CD is quite "expensive"...
> >
> > But why not ship DVD ISO instead? It is rapidly becoming very cheap
> > these days and almost any PC now have a DVD drive.
> >
> > We actually thinking about releasing Nexenta OS Alpha 2 in DVD-only ISOs
> > since we want to include Sun Java/JRE, Mono, KDE and GNOME on the same
> > InstallCD media. Though we not positively sure about that yet..
> You need to consider where DVDs readers are cheap and where (in the
> world) new PCs are being sold including them. If it's in USA and
> Europe and your user base is just there, go ahead, if not you will
> need to stick with plain old CDs, publishing bigger (DVD) images too.
> Debian and Ubuntu do the right thing atm, IMHO.

It is sort of hard to predict the user base, most likely its world
wide... But I think you are right, plain old CD option needs to be
provided as well.

It might make sense to provide two subsets of default software: (a)
"bare minimum set" and (b) "default set". (a) must fit into normal 700MB
CD. (b) must fit into 4.7GB DVD. i.e. lucky DVD user :-) will have an
option download DVD ISO whereas unlucky one will stick with CD + APT
update option.

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