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Re: Package Selection for Debian Live

----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel Baumann" <daniel.baumann@panthera-systems.net>
To: <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>
Cc: <live@lists.debian-unofficial.org>; <debian-edu@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 9:51 PM
Subject: Package Selection for Debian Live

[ crosspost to live, -devel and -edu; replies please to -devel ]

Hi all,

at the moment, we have two types of Live CD images:

 * the small one which contains only packages of standard priority,
 * and three larger ones, each of which contains one of the common
   desktop-environments on it (gnome, kde,


There is no XFCE version (see http://live.debian.net/wiki/Download ). Previously there was a XFCE version.

Now, we would like to create a decent package selection which reflects, as well as possible, the users' desires. There should be one package selection for a 700MB CD-ROM, and one for a 4.5GB DVD-ROM.

I would create a 50 Mb version (lightweight version), to be installed in USB keydrives (in a similar way to Damn Small Linux). The user could select between different window managers.

With the
current squashfs compression, the actual filesystem size is about 3
times bigger than the packed one. This means that there can be quite a
few packages on it :) I'm open for your suggestions...

The suggested window manager selector in a X environment.


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