shrinking the desktop DVD image to 1.5GB

James Westby jw+debian at
Thu Jun 9 17:10:08 UTC 2011

On Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:50:30 -0700, Allison Randal <allison at> wrote:
> - What should we cut from the current DVD image (currently a superset of
> desktop, alternate, and server)? Or, perhaps more simply, what would be
> worth adding beyond the current 700MB CD image?

Does the DVD install extra stuff than the CD if you install a desktop?

I think we should be careful of diluting the experience is by providing
alternatives to packages on the CD (e.g. providing Thunderbird if
evolution is still the default.)

I also think that it would be good to have a metapackage to install the
extra packages if you install from the CD first, like the kubuntu-full
package that Scott mentions.

Looking at what I have installed that isn't default, I would suggest

  * inkscape
  * gimp
  * frozen-bubble

The other things probably aren't appropriate (wireshark?)



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