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Re: [opensuse-factory] HALLO - ANYBODY OUT THERE? [WAS About the Live CDs (PLEASE READ)]
On 13/06/12 18:24, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
Am 13.06.2012 00:39, schrieb Nelson Marques:
If we're moving to 1 GB LiveUSB images, can we also cut the "DVD"
image down so it will fit on a 4 GB stick? Get rid of infrequently
used things and just provide all the desktops and desktop apps. If
someone wants a server there are dozens of ways to get there.
DVD is most likely the nicest media to share on events and specially
in places/people which don't have broadband. I don't believe it should
be touched.
It is possible to burn ISOs which are only 3995000000 bytes sized onto a
normal DVD-R medium, no problem.

I'm against spending the extra effort on LXDE and XFCE "respins". I
honestly don't understand why Fedora and Ubuntu do them. It's so easy
A good way to honor those who commit hundreds of hours of their free
time doing stuff for openSUSE.
Yeah, that's stupid. "Just because I do not have any use for a usable
Live CD we should not do it" is not a convincing argument.

6 days ago I wrote:

/quote

Re the medium to use.

The use of USB sticks is really not something to be seriously considered. Not everyone has the ability to use this medium.

However, there is little difference cost-wise or effort-wise between having to burn a CD and a blank single-layer DVD.

I am NOT talking here about releasing 4.3GB of data to fill a SL DVD but saying that if the volume of data to be downloaded by users is only marginally greater then what would fit on a standard CD then there wouldn't be a problem.

In fact there were a few LIVEs "CD"s recently which I had to burn to a DVD.

Downloading ~800MB to be burnt onto a DVD is acceptable - but not downloading 4.3GB.

/unquote


I also suggested in another list (project):

/quote

There is little difference in downloading an iso which is ~800MB big which can be burnt onto a SL DVD to one which is ~740MB and intended to be burnt onto a CD.

I think the confusion lies in the use of the word "DVD" vs CD, the former automatically giving the impression that the file will be ~4.5GB big.

How about allowing what is now considered to be a "CD" sized iso to be be bigger and be burnt to a SL DVD but call this LIVE CD "CDPlus" or "CD+" to identify it that it is not the normal CD size?

/unquote

Any thinking person of any consequence wants to comment on what I suggested?

BC

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