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Re: tasksel: Default desktop: Gnome→Xfce

On 03/08/2012 23:24, Michael Biebl wrote:
On 04.08.2012 00:03, Matt Zagrabelny wrote:
On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 4:52 PM, Arno Töll <arno@debian.org> wrote:

On 03.08.2012 23:28, Michael Biebl wrote:
Seriously, I'd just drop our CD1 installs and only provide a net-install
image and a DVD image for desktop installations.
Is there any serious survey how established DVD drives (and writers) are
these days? CD images might be obsolete some day, but we should be sure
(virtually) nobody notices once we drop it.
Maybe this wasn't entirely obvious. I didn't say to drop CD images
completely. Just that CD1 is no longer sufficient to provide a full
desktop environment installation and instead promote an alternative
installation image for desktop installations.

I don't know about serious surveys, but flash drives are ubiquitous
and have large storage. Some (many?) laptops don't have optical drives
either. For D-I, I would pick the most common USB flash drive size
(perhaps 2.0 GB) and target that.
That sounds like an interesting idea. Even if a default DVD-RW would
provide more space, having only 1 GB instead of 4.4 GB to download makes
a difference. 2.0 GB would even probably be enough to fit GNOME and KDE
(and maybe other alternatives) on that image.


Also, with the package survey, could you just work out what packages tend to be downloaded together and use that to make specialised CDs for a purpose, instead of numbered CDs.


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