GSoC: LiveCD

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Mon May 19 08:45:04 PDT 2008

: > Perhaps we could have the liveDVD as the "default" platform then and
: > use techniques (compression/omission) to make liveCDs compatible?
:Yes, that's exactly what I meant to say.
:Best regards
:   Oliver
:Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing b. M.
    I'd say just go for the liveDVD and not worry about the CD at all.  We
    would still be releasing the basic CD version, but I've always also
    wanted to release a DVD version that included the full source tree
    (for posterity) and as many packages as it is possible to stuff in
    there, possibly even pre-installed and ready to run.

    Even with compression there are serious limits to what can be stuffed
    onto a Live CD, and I don't think it is really worth the effort for
    an 'X' edition.

    This would also create a good distinction between the base CD and the
    X edition.  People would know that the 'X' edition was DVD-only and
    had just about everything in it.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at>

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