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Re: Abiword/Gnumeric or LibreOffice in GNOME Remix?


I honestly don't see why any real size constraints need to apply once we've crossed the 700 MB threshold. I seem to recall Ubuntu itself setting an arbitrary limit when they passed the CD limit but I really don't see why?

I suppose it's possible that too much bloat could increase the installation time but I recently tested Mint with Mate and the DVD was nearly 1 GB but the installation time was still below 30 minutes. I suspect Jeremy would understand how this works.

Since we're talking about Libre Office - Ubuntu itself by default installs most of the common Libre Office apps but not the entire metapackage 'libreoffice'. I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 because it's still my production OS and it's bill paying time :^( , but when I install the package 'libreoffice' there's not that much added "bloat":

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  ca-certificates-java default-jre default-jre-headless fonts-sil-gentium
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  icedtea-netx-common java-common libatk-wrapper-java libatk-wrapper-java-jni
  libgif4 libhsqldb-java libreoffice libreoffice-base
  libreoffice-filter-mobiledev libreoffice-java-common libservlet2.5-java
  libxerces2-java libxml-commons-external-java libxml-commons-resolver1.1-java
  openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib ttf-dejavu
  ttf-dejavu-extra ttf-sil-gentium-basic tzdata-java
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But a lot of this drifts into the realm of what we want to be as an official Ubuntu based distro so that becomes a new conversation :^)


PS: I've said this before but it bears repeating; I think Jeremy probably knows what is most needed to become a true Ubuntu flavor and NO decision about default apps should further complicate that process!

--- On Tue, 12/4/12, Justin Joseph <justin.manj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Justin Joseph <justin.manj@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-gnome] Abiword/Gnumeric or LibreOffice in GNOME Remix?
To: "Lance" <lbsolost@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Jeremy Bicha" <jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx>, "chris hermansen" <clhermansen@xxxxxxxxx>, "ubuntu-gnome" <ubuntu-gnome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 12:23 AM

I don't think anyone will say no to libreoffice. So, let's talk about the remaining bits here. 

What about the size constraints? Are we going to have an upper limit on our iso? We were 850 MB this cycle. Are we really okay with adding another 200MB (or so) to the iso? That might take us well past 1GB mark (I am not so sure on this). Anyone have any thoughts here?


Justin Joseph

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