3.7 Full: Developers or Media users?

goran.krampe at bluefish.se goran.krampe at bluefish.se
Wed May 26 07:27:38 UTC 2004

Markus Gaelli <gaelli at emergent.de> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 25.05.04 um 18:37 Uhr schrieb Doug Way:
> > As to whether we should have new additional stuff in the 3.7 Full 
> > image, Diego made an excellent case in previous postings for adding 
> > new media content to the Full image.  And Stephane and Noury (and 
> > myself) have argued that adding additional developer tools to the Full 
> > image is also a good idea.  We don't need to add every half-baked 
> > developer goodie ever written, but major tools like the RB would be 
> > great to have in there by default.  (We could also have a separate 
> > Developer-Full image with these extra tools, but that would require an 
> > additional maintainer and I think it's conceptually simpler to have 
> > just one true kitchensink Full image.)
> >
> I agree with Diego, Doug, Stephane and Noury: I want it all - 
> Multimedia, toys and RB in just one true kitchensink Full image.
> Cheers,
> Markus

Just wanted to say that I agree. IMHO Full can be packed as a donkey :)
- as long as it only affects image size we don't have much to worry
about - because Full is mainly used on "personal computers" (not PDAs
etc) and they do have quite a bit of RAM. So if the Full image bumps up
to say 20Mb I wouldn't think it hurts much. Squeakland/Small-land people
tat need to cater to less fortuned school computers have their own
images anyway. And webhackers etc typically use Basic instead.

Now - another important point here is that if we do have a Full image
that works - then it is probably quite easy to produce Full minus a few
things by simply removing a few package installs from the Full-assembler

And finally - if there turns out to be a real need for another "distro"
then it will surely be done.

regards, Göran

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