Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: April 29 2008,15:52
|Quote (^thehatsrule^ @ April 28 2008,13:25)|
How will the base livecd be structured? Will it be compressed? If so, would it be decompressed to a 'map' when a frugal installation occurs?
|Quote (roberts @ April 27 2008,22:29)|
|I want to try to address many of the older computers that DSL has traditionally targeted. The most often reason cited, from those who know frugal yet still perform traditional hard drive installation, is the slowness from running from compressed read-only images. I now find myself experiencing such with the very large Firefox v2. [...]|
Just curious if these parts have been finalized yet.
Good question. I am mainly concentrating on making the core as small as possible and work with much of the DSL basics. Many have suggested that a non-desktop is not useful, therefore some iso should be made available with some collection(s) of useful desktop apps. The catch-22 is that the useful desktop apps come from the community. I don't think you would want me to spend the time to recreate many of them. Saying this, I am somewhat divorced from a combined iso. The answer depends on how the user would use tiny core. With large ram systems the 'other apps' could be .dsl. They could be highly compressed maps to be 'installed' (uncompressed and copied) onto writable media. Or they could be a collection of .map to be mounted and used. Note the fact that such maps on CD would mean read-only and the cdrom could not be removed. At the moment I am more interested in having writable apps be they .dsl or .map on supporting media. Although both you and Curaga bring up valid points. Perhaps the combined iso should be left up to the user depending on needs.