[ros-dev] Merging liveCD and Install CD
greeniekin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 05:57:17 UTC 2011
O also.if you actually have a look at http://iso.reactos.org/
livecd(no cab) vs bootcd(cab) size you will notice the livecd is
smaller. This is due to 7z compression. So i don't think this should
be an issue. It will only be bigger in size when as a plain iso file
Though of course including the cab and the the livecd files will be
bigger. Plus if everything was done with no cab. The only difference
between discs would be changing freeldr.ini
I feel like i just unconvinced myself to use cab, after I was told I
should use cab ><.
On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Olaf Siejka <caemyr at gmail.com> wrote:
> The most obvious impact i see is that iso.reactos.org will be able to hold
> less revisions. Same thing with storage for my Windows-based builds.
> 2011/3/28 Andrew Green <greeniekin at gmail.com>
>> I have been thinking about what will be needed for my gsoc proposal.
>> Merging the live cd and install cd of React OS is one of the goals.
>> Though the file structure is different on the install and live cd.
>> The install cd has all the React OS files in a cab file. While live cd
>> has everything in a folder.
>> I do understand the differences are larger than this. Though this has
>> a large duplication of files. I assume having the files in folders is
>> the best solution because the live cd needs access to the files
>> I was wondering what peoples preferred methods would be.
>> People mentioned various things on irc. like extracting from the cab
>> file on the fly, or installing the cab to ram disk and so on.
>> I was wondering what peoples views is on what they would want. Feel
>> free to say your preferences. I may not choose the best solution in my
>> proposal because I will only have 3 or 4 weeks to work on that part.
>> I personally don't think loosing the 100mb of saved space from the cab
>> is a bad thing. It will still fit on 1 cd(i'm guessing 150-200mb) and
>> is better than burning 2 cds(1 for live and 1 for install).
>> Any comments or advice are much appreciated.
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