[Mageia-discuss] I'd like to start to discuss the possibility of having one language per iso when it comes to full DVD-versions, similar to the Live-versions.

Alejandro López listas.apl at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 10:05:04 CEST 2011

I think that it is too much work for very little gain.

The cost of creating, maintaining and mirroring different ISOs is very high.

And what do we gain by doing this? More free space in the DVD? Yes,
some applications could be added, but as it is impossible to include
all the applications in a DVD, a lot of them will still be left out.

A *minor* problem is that some people use several languages, not for
the system, but for some applications like LibreOffice, Thunderbird,
etc. Personally I use Spanish, English and French. If there was a
single language in the ISO, users would have to go and download the
other languages. As I said, a minor problem.

My 2 cents.

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 2:51 AM, Kristoffer Grundström
<kristoffer.grundstrom1983 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> A long time have I wondered why a Swedish man/woman would want to have more
> languages on his/her iso to install just Swedish as language.
> I'm therefor opening a discussion to perhaps solve this little proposal that
> I've got.
> Look at the Live-iso's that we have to offer, they come with 16 languages
> each.
> Lets think for a second that a user doesn't want to install a Live-system &
> to use a large iso with unnessecary languages is out of question.
> How does he/she solve it to install Mageia?
> My idea is that we transform the full-DVD iso to one-language only, but more
> iso's in the end.
> Like this:
> mageia-dvd-1-i586.iso in a language-dir under
> ftp://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/mageia/iso/1/
> The result is that you shrink the DVD much & you can add other stuff that
> doesn't fit in the ordinary DVD's for some reason.......perhaps add more
> drivers.
> I got my idea from looking in the Mozilla-way of showing people how to find
> their language-version of Firefox, Thunderbird etc.....
> Don't get me wrong about this....... I really really really REEEEEEAALLY
> love Mageia & I intend to continue using it for all future, but I just
> wanted to make a proposition that makes the choice of iso much easier.
> Please think about it & discuss the pro's & con's.
> Love
> /Kristoffer a.k.a Umeaboy

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