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From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@...>
Subject: Re: Call for feature requests for 2008.0
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 06:46:13 -0800
Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
>> aside from that I don't have any "feature requests". For the benefit 
>> of folks with slower hardware, you might want to think about 
>> installing the binaries of Open Office, Firefox, Thunderbird and 
>> Evolution on a networkless install from the CD.
> 
> All of these packages (except maybe Evolution) are available on the 
> LiveCD for installation as part of a networkless install with the 
> installer. The LiveDVD should have Evolution as well. The installer 
> won't install anything the user doesn't ask for. If you want it, check 
> the box on the Extra Packages screen.

Yes, I know they're on the LiveCD. And if you install them networkless, 
they install the regular "ebuild", not the "-bin" version. So the next 
update makes you recompile. On slower machines, OpenOffice, for example, 
takes a long time to recompile. But if you put "openoffice-bin" on the 
LiveCD, that wouldn't happen.

Firefox, Evolution, Thunderbird and OpenOffice are packages just about 
everybody loads, they're packages of significant size taking a fair 
amount of time to recompile on a "typical 1 GHz" machine, and they have 
frequent updates. In fact, I only started building OpenOffice from 
source when I got my dual core Athlon64 X2 5200+ with 4 GB of RAM!

Maybe the dividing line should be CD vs. DVD. Put the "-bin" ones on the 
LiveCD but put the compiled versions on the LiveDVD, or both, since 
there's probably room for both on the DVD.
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