[TEAM] ISO target size

Elfy ub.untu at btinternet.com
Wed Feb 11 17:43:55 UTC 2015

On 11/02/15 14:40, A Blesius wrote:
> I don't see why we should unnecessarily increase the ISO size. LO is
> in the repos, so why bother shipping it directly? If we decide to move
> on to <2 GB now, then we'll decide for <4 GB some time later. It will
> begin to grow from release to release, and at some time Xubuntu will
> no longer be a low-resources distro, which is one reason why I'm using it.
> Greetings,
> Alex
It's taken longer than I've been about to discuss this - so I don't for
one moment expect it to become a topic again this side of the next LTS

If we take your argument further - then we should just give people the
Core - which can be installed from the net mini.iso.

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> Am 11.02.2015 um 14:52 schrieb Pasi Lallinaho:
> > 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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