On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 16:12 -0400, Michael Crute wrote:
> On 10/20/05, Chris Gianelloni <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-10-21 at 02:28 +0800, John Walsh wrote:
> > Ok, but will the CD still ahve everything it had before, or
> will you be removing stuff to make
> > room for X and all of that? If so, as I suspect, what will
> be taken out? Is there a place where
> > people can look at what will be removed and maybe vote on
> what needs to stay?
> Nothing is taken out. The Universal CD is just the Minimal
> CD, as far
> as functionality is concerned. This will be a more functional
> CD. As
> for voting, this isn't Survivor. You don't get to vote anyone
> off the
> Aww... come on... I wanna vote somebody off the island.
> Anyhow I think the minimal and the installer cd are the way to go.
> Perhaps if you just also release the source files you use to build the
> iso (I don't know what this would be, perhaps the catalyst file?) then
> people who desperately want to put together a KDE livecd or something
> like that could do it themselves.
Currently, much of the ISO generation is done manually. As for what is
done upto livecd-stage1, I have actually said many times how to
accomplish this. Take every package from the published "packagecd.spec"
for x86, add them to the end of "livecd-stage1.spec" and you're done.
To use my spec files, you would need my hand-hacked copy of catalyst,
which is currently useless on anything but my machine, since it has tons
of hard-coded information (distcc hosts, paths, etc) that I have no
plans on sanitizing just to release, considering it is a modification
from catalyst 184.108.40.206, and the catalyst 1.x line has reached EOL as we
are moving all development to catalyst 2.0, which will be capable of
building a LiveCD similar to mine. At that time, I'll release specs
designed for catalyst 2.0 for public consumption.
Release Engineering - Strategic Lead
x86 Architecture Team
Games - Developer