shrinking the desktop DVD image to 1.5GB

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Thu Jun 9 18:36:30 UTC 2011

Steve Langasek [2011-06-09 10:49 -0700]:
> Is there any reason that they have to be in the squashfs image to get that
> effect?  I know that's how it's architected today, but would it actually be
> a better experience to have a much smaller squashfs that needs to be
> unpacked, to which the correct language pack is applied on-the-fly as soon
> as we know what language the user has selected?

At least the user wouldn't notice it, if casper would just DTRT
according to the selected locale. The main drawback that I see is that
it will take quite some RAM (magnitude of 40 MB for a well-translated
language) in the live system. The unpack time is certainly not a


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