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Re: [opensuse] Re: [opensuse-announce] REMINDER: openSUSE Status Meeting 2006/07/04 18:00 CET (16:00 GMT)
  • From: Boyd Lynn Gerber <gerberb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 21:50:50 -0600
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0607052149130.3263@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 5 Jul 2006, Rajko M wrote:
> jdd wrote:
> > Rajko M wrote:
> >> The point was on "base for ideas".
> >> Look MicroSUSE "To do" list, it seems to be the right thing for
> >> underpowered systems. Todays embedded system has power of yesterdays PC.
> >> So there will be a well of ideas how to shrink standard SUSE.
> >
> > embedded are ROM, thus no install :-)
> >> The size that I look for is more large Mini than real Micro :-)
> >
> > the first idea is to have a very minimal system installed (text mode
> > with yast).
> >
> > once passed the install problem, it could be possible to find a way to
> > install every wanted thing. Xfce is a very good candidate. but even kde
> > works
> >
> > we can sometime afford to be slow, the install problem is that it don't
> > install at all :-(
...
> I really don't want to go from scratch with MicroSUSE, not for this
> project. What I have in mind is the same as you, to analyze installation
> and see if it can work with lesser memory. It has to, if Knoppix can run
> on 96MB, SUSE must be able to install and run even from lesser with
> swap, just good selection of software.
>
> BTW, that is the reason I would like to call it MiniSUSE. It is SUSE and
> if you want install all standard software from normal repositories, with
> standard tools. The only change I would like to see would be to make
> some software available in smaller configurations, stripped of some
> aesthetic and seldom used functionality, to de-bloat it. The SLICK was
> about much more changes. You can see this in page history.

So Lets's start a MiniSUSE project. I like this name the best.

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Boyd Gerber <gerberb@xxxxxxxxx>
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