[ros-dev] Software distribution
Ge van Geldorp
gvg at reactos.org
Sun Dec 11 13:24:17 CET 2005
> From: David Hinz
> Well, as GvG just uploaded a fixed version of the Mozilla
> Control to sourceforge I think it should be okay for now, but
> for releases like 0.3.0 we maybe could include the Mozilla
> Control on bootcd (put the precompiled Mozilla Control
> installer GvG just built somewhere in reactos/media or
> something like that), I don't know who big it is...
It's about 5MB, so it would add about 1/3 of the current .iso size. The best
way IMO would be to handle this via the package manager.
I've been thinking about this for a while now. At the moment, we distribute
2 .isos, the BootCD and the LiveCD. I'd like to change these (eventually) to
a MinBootCD and a FullBootLiveCD. The MinBootCD would basically be the same
as our current BootCD, just the bare minimum OS and the package manager,
allowing you to download more stuff. The FullBootLiveCD would be a
combination of live CD and installable CD, on startup it would ask you to
select either "Live" or "Install". The "Install" choice would then lead you
to a fully graphical installer (replacing the blue-screen first stage
USETUP). This FullBootLiveCD (we'll need to think about a better name...)
would also include some open source packages, ready to install using the
Thoughts, anyone? And please skip the "you should definitely include
such-and-such package on the CD" for now.
Gé van Geldorp.
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