[Sugar-devel] SoaS at FOSDEM
sebastian at when.com
Sat Jan 31 09:26:36 EST 2009
David Van Assche wrote:
> Can't we split it into 2 parts, the regular startup and desktop bits
> (as created in teh oses) and then the downloadable bit which hooks in
> and does the sugar stuff.... Then people could use their distro to
> create the usb pen drive, and download the (200mb or 300mb) bit for
> sugar and its activities...
> I'd also suggest putting wubi on it so it can be run on windows... (cringe)
It might also be worth considering Luke Macken's liveusb-creator for
The thing about it is that it runs under Windows, as well as under Linux
and already supports downloading iso images. I added support for the
Fedora Sugar Spin (you just need to plug in an USB key and it downloads
the stuff for you and puts it on the key) but probably we could work
something out or even replace it with another image...
Just some thoughts, though.
> Anyweay, so this would become the sugar addon image/cd/drive
> David Van Assche
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 11:49, Marco Pesenti Gritti
>> <marcopg at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
>>>> Latest image and improvements (git head with some fixes) are listed in this
>>>> post http://erikos.sweettimez.de/?p=332
>>>> It is even a bit smaller :) Now, we really need to make this as small as
>>>> possible. I wonder how we can best do this. I mean I can get a list of deps
>>>> of Sugar and then add all the rest needed to start it - for example taking
>>>> @gnome-desktop out of the kickstart did not boot anymore. Any pointers to
>>>> infos on how to best trim down are welcome.
>>> Why do you think size is very important for Soas (real question)?
>> If we want wide testing and people need to download 800MB each time,
>> many people (me included) will have a hard time getting those bits.
>> But setting up a rsync server may help with that.
>>> Caroline requested to have GNOME on the images so that people can
>>> switch to it if they want. I think Sebastian is doing some work to
>>> reduce size for the XO. If size is not a blocker we could just
>>> leverage his work...
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