Minimum System Requirements

Micah Gersten micahg at
Wed Jul 17 09:01:11 UTC 2013

On 07/17/2013 01:37 AM, Elfy wrote:
> On 16/07/13 21:18, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>> ...
>>     I think it's pretty late in the cycle for a major change like this,
>> Hmm, I'm sorry to ask too much and cause headache but, what makes you
>> think it is pretty late in the cycle
> The cycle started months ago.
>> and what makes you think this is a major change? why to wait for the
>> next cycle?
> why do it now?
>> ...
>> I can do this right now. Unless of course everyone else agrees with
>> you that it is too late for this cycle and this needs to be discussed
>> later.
> I'd not vote on anything that isn't presented to us with all the
> information we need to make informed decisions, in the way that you
> have been asked to do so.
>> ...
>> Hmm, maybe if I explain more about how this change will help Xubuntu
>> a lot, will that change anything about trying out this now? since we
>> are still in Alpha Stage. Please, advise! 
> I'd certainly be interested to see what we would gain from using it,
> but that should be part of the proposal.

The reason to do it now is that the next cycle is an LTS cycle which we
almost certainly wouldn't enable such a thing.  As zram-config just adds
an upstart job, it's easy enough to pull out of the default install if
it appears to be problematic.  I'd certainly like to see the proposal
(unless we can just read the lubuntu thread and start a similar
discussion here).  If it's experimental, then I agree that we shouldn't
be enabling it in the default install.  If it's just additional, but
stable, then it's something that can be considered.  We have 1 month
until feature freeze, so anything that we think might be worthy for the
LTS that we can throw in now *and stabilize by feature freeze*, we
should consider doing so to get extended testing on it (read: an extra 6

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