Re: Proposal for integration of the graphical installer
On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 11:23:52PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> Yesterday Joey and I discussed the integration of the graphical installer
> into the regular build system, and the result is below for wider
> discussion and comments.
> The below should be valid for both i386, but may need adjustment for
> powerpc. Comments from Colin on that are very welcome.
Just a note concerning powerpc.
Most recent powerpc hardware come with slot-loading optical drives. This means
that keeping the businesscard and netinst images small to fit in the
businesscard and netinst medias, apart from being probably a doomed effort, is
not all that useful in itself, as business card CDs are useless with
It is usefull to keep those images relatively small, but given their current
size, growing from 250 to 300 MB or whatever it is, will probably pass
So, i would vote for always including the g-i images onto the business card,
netinst and cd isos, with the same caveat as on i386 concerning the
installable tasks of CD 1. DVD medias should be un-problematic though.