[TEAM] ISO target size

PK pliniusminor at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 14:13:20 UTC 2015

In my opinion it's only desirable to stay somewhat below 2 GB (with a
margin of 100 - 200 MB). So that all 2 GB USB thumb drives are fit for
Xubuntu, with a few MB's to spare for persistent space for documents and

As far as I'm concerned, there's no need to strive for "below or as close
as possible to 1 GB" as well.

With only "somewhat below 2 GB" as requirement, the Xubuntu developers will
get more freedom to add bigger packages if they wish. Which might benefit
the market share of Xubuntu in the long run.

I'm not a dev, just a translator for Xfce (upstream) and for (X)ubuntu, so
I'm eager to get some technical feedback on this view from the devs. :-)

Regards, Pjotr.

2015-02-11 14:52 GMT+01:00 Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org>:

> Hello,
> in the last community meeting we had some discussion about the target
> size for our ISO. Since many of the team weren't attending, we wanted to
> bring the discussion in the mailing list.
> PLEASE NOTE that this is not a idea/proposal thread for ideas on filling
> the ISO with $software. People who send software suggestions to this
> thread have the risk of being added to the manual moderation list. Thank
> you.
> After we couldn't fit into a CD any more, our target has been 1GB. The
> argument for that target size was that it was the next usual hardware
> limit (eg. there aren't many 900MB USB sticks).
> This discussion is current since we are talking about potentially
> including LibreOffice; if that happens, we will definitely go over 1GB
> and there isn't anything we can drop to get back below.
> My suggestion on the meeting was that if we go over 1GB, our new target
> should be "below or as close to 1GB as possible, but 2GB at maximum".
> What do you others think?
> Cheers,
> Pasi
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