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Re: Summary of the Debian CD BoF at DC15

On Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:01:32 +0000
"Aeschbacher, Fabrice" <Fabrice.Aeschbacher@siemens.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> > I'm planning to basically stop making *CD* sets for new builds
> > (testing/stretch onwards).
>  ...
> > I'm open to making more different-sized image types so long as they
> > make sense - ask!
> The smallest image with a graphical environment (preferably XFCE, but
> not necessarily) would make sense.
> The use case is the following:
> - you need the smallest possible image with a graphical environment 
> - you modify this image by:
>   * adding your own custom packages and their dependencies (possibly
> not on CD-1)
>   * adding your own preseeding
>   * adding some post-install scripts

The live images probably fill a number of these use cases and other
tools can be used to build suitable images. The principal objective is
that there is no need to constrain the builds to the size limits of a

A USB stick image something between CD and DVD would also be

The point is that the above does *not* mean that CD images are required
- just that images somewhat smaller than a DVD would be useful.


Neil Williams

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