Joined: Sep. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 05 2008,18:23
Thanks for bringing up the virtual keyboard ... I resemble that remark.
It is pretty cool to have a distro like DSL with pretty well everything thrown in but the kitchen sink fitting 50MB.
Personally, I would prefer DSL as a LEGO-like kit, with minimal base to easily let users build the kind of 50MB, or whatever MB, distro they would like/need.
Yank out all apps, and leave only the bare minimum to allow the complete newbie to create their own MYDSL distro. Take out the following, and make them available via MYDSL:
* all editors (except one, maybe Beaver for newbs?)
* all graphics apps
* all office apps
* all sound apps
* firefox, netrik
* non-crucial net apps, like remotedesktop etc.
* all games
Would that make much difference in ISO size?
The nomadic DSL user would have the super-slim base DSL CD (I wish two kernels would fit on that!) and a CD or USB key with all the apps they need. Personally, I'd like a 2.4 kernel version of DSL and a 2.6 kernel on each their own mini-CD.
OR, if a user really just wants to have the one CD, then make MYDSL with the can't-do-without apps needed.
Sounds extreme, but that should make just about everybody happy ... anybody who can burn the DSL ISO should be able just fine to build their perfect MYDSL ISO.