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Re: Package Selection for Debian Live


On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 09:51:18PM +0200, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> [ 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, xfce).
> 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. 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 practically essential packages are CJK-input method tools for people
who want to use languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean,...
(Possibly also for some people who want to switch between indic and
other interesting languages) Without it, we can not type in text in our

"scim" tool chain or "uim" tool chain is most modern and they should work
out of box, especially when used with "im-switch".

gdm (maybe other dm too) has nice locale selection mechanism.  I also hope
you to use UTF-8 and have enough fonts to display all the weired
languages like ours.

Just my 2 cents.


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