[SM-Discuss] ISO suggestion
eric at sandall.us
Wed Aug 4 11:17:27 EDT 2004
Quoting Rohan Nicholls <rohan.nicholls at pareto.nl>:
> Back again.
> As I have been wandering around the world of distros, I have noticed a
> few things that I found helpful.
> When I installed crux the xorg system was an optional part of the
> initial install which would have been really helpful with smgl. When
> the computer spent all day compiling it would have been handy to have
> had it going in the background while I am able to work in an X session.
> The work I am doing at the moment is web based so a graphical browser is
> a necessity. If I had realized before I would have installed xorg
> first, got it set up with window managers etc. and then started it going
> and let the system update itself in the background while I worked.
> So my suggestion is to adjust the iso to have xorg binaries installed if
> desired. As you need a fairly modern system for smgl to make sense
> pretty much all the videocards will let you get a decent resolution
> using the vesa driver.
> Having to rebuild xorg later is not a big problem if you are happily
> working away in the present setup, and not waiting for things to finish,
> so the extra time is not really noticeable.
> Just a suggestion....
The problem with this (while it would be nice for some) is that many use SMGL
because it doesn't install much in the beginning. ;) However, you do say that
xorg could be optional (such as the NFS and SSH installs), but that would
increase the ISO size quite a bit.
I am not necessary against this as it would be a "nice" feature, but others may
not like it.
What do people think of adding xorg (and only xorg, not xfree86) and, say,
blackbox (it's small and fast) as an optional install?
Eric Sandall | Source Mage GNU/Linux Developer
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