pasi at shimmerproject.org
Tue Aug 28 18:46:15 UTC 2012
The Xubuntu team is discussing the possibility for xubuntu-core, but
that might not happen for 12.10, maybe 13.04.
You will be able to install RAID with the desktop installer later, but
not in 12.10, since that's not yet implemented to Ubiquity. Releases
starting from maybe 13.04 or 13.10 will most probably have RAID support.
Meanwhile, users willing to install RAID can always use the 12.04
alternate images and upgrade, or use other methods like netboot or minimal.
Steve Langasek also said in his original email  that RAID is used by
0.8% of desktop users by rough analysis. That doesn't sound like "too
broadly used" that we couldn't afford to go one or two releases without it
On 08/28/2012 05:28 PM, Brian Smith wrote:
> Hey Team,
> I agree that an xubuntu-core meta-package would be a great addition.
> However if the Alternate images are droped, I think that not having
> the ability to use RAID in xubuntu would be an embarrassment. RAID is
> too broadly used.
> On 08/27/2012 09:15 PM, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
>> Hello Xubuntu developers,
>> Based on the original mail  by Steve Langasek, we have discussed
>> dropping/keeping alternate ISOs today. Pros and cons for dropping are
>> listed below, please reply if you have other things in mind.
>> - Less testing
>> - Less fixing broken alternate ISO (since Ubuntu will drop alternate,
>> it will probably break as often or more often than now)
>> - Optimal time to drop! (release after LTS, people who want alternate
>> can always use 12.04 until April 2014 and then upgrade...)
>> - No RAID for 12.10 with desktop (but LVM/cryptsetup should work in
>> Quantal desktop ISOs)
>> - If graphical installer doesn't work, you have to use minimal  or
>> other options (like netboot) 
>> - No LTSP
>> - Can't install with desktop with less memory (see: notice about SD)
>> Other things worth mentioning are:
>> - Our Strategy Document doesn't imply we are targetting old computers
>> - We need to write a tutorial for using minimal (+apt-offline)
>> - We can create xubuntu-core (ala lubuntu-core) for less
>> downloading stuff
>>  https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD
>>  https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation
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