[TEAM] ISO target size
pasi at shimmerproject.org
Wed Feb 11 14:22:52 UTC 2015
While the media size is one of the concerns, it's not the only one.
Download times are an argument for keeping as small as possible; the
smaller our ISOs are, the less time they take to download. Of course, if
something is considered essential, then it can be added, but the
starting point should be to not include anything that isn't essential.
On 11/02/15 16:13, PK wrote:
> 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 such.
> 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
> <mailto:pasi at shimmerproject.org>>:
> 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
> the ISO with $software. People who send software suggestions to this
> thread have the risk of being added to the manual moderation list.
> 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
> should be "below or as close to 1GB as possible, but 2GB at maximum".
> What do you others think?
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