Post by ng0 Post by Gábor Boskovits
I don't know what we are currently doing to get the installer iso image
sized down, but I caught some discussion yesterday on irc, that the image
is actually very well compressible, and checking the sizes it really is.
Might that be possible to do something like compressing the root filesystem
image on the iso image, and decompress it from initrd before mounting?
Or do we already do that?
It might worth consideration, if that makes the image fit onto a CD.
Are there any reasons why we should really consider CDs a target
I do understand the need to keep the image small. Despite what public
image wants to sell about the region I'm living in, the download speed
still sucks (I'm personally on ADSL 1600).
I think we should take size in consideration for people who don't have
the benefit of flatrate internet connections or even DSL connections.
Personally I think we could take 4GB as a limit, that's the smallest
size of USB Disks you can get these days. Unless there are computers
without USB (I got rid of one last year) that would have a CD drive
Options, choices.. difficult to serve everyone right.
Post by ng0
I threw away around 500 CDs + 100 floppy disks with backup data of the
last 20 years quiet recently (and only kept originals).
All I'm getting here (West Germany) are BluRays and similar opticals.
And I predict that even this will go away in the near future.
So why focus on the artifical size of optical disks, especially a
format that has been considered old by most if not all other distros
above the size of tiny distros?
If this may sound like harsh criticism: I'm only curious.