FreeSBIE DVD with KDE,Gnome,Java,OpenOffice.org et al?
gwood+freesbie at woodsite.net
Sun Feb 11 20:15:50 UTC 2007
Ok, I know this will sound like I'm an ungrateful wretch.
I love FreeSBIE, but I would like more than will fit on a CD.
Please don't be offended, I love what you've done and this is not
meant as criticism. I know that deciding what to put into a CD is
tough, and everybody probably has something they would like added, but
a CD can only hold so much.
So how hard is it to make a bootable DVD? What's the simplest way to
add packages to the 2.0.1 iso, and make a dvd-bootable iso?
I haven't seen any discussion of this on the FreeSBIE wiki or mailing
list. It must be possible, since I have a bootable Knoppix DVD; but
of course, that isn't FreeSBIE.
I hope this doesn't rankle anyone, I'd just like to know how to do it,
I would be happy to try to build one and to document my steps, but I
need some pointers to get started. If licensing/distribution is a
problem with some of my suggested software additions (e.g. Java and
things that depend on it) perhaps I could create a buildset and/or
script that people could use to roll their own. (My understanding of
the Sun Java license is that it changed recently and may now allow a
distribution including it, but I'm certainly no expert on this).
To this end, I added a section to the wiki to stimulate discussion. I
have appended it below.
Thanks for all your hard work in getting us to 2.0.1; I really
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"Please sir, may I have some more?".
Software for bootable DVD
Yes, the CD is full, but I would like a bootable FreeSBIE DVD with:
Java Diablo or some other jdbc 1.4.2 or 1.5 (or are there still
unsuperable license issues, even now that Sun has changed the
licensing and the FreeBSD foundation distributes Diablo.
OpenOffice.org Wasn't this on the 1.1 cd? Is this also a victim of
KDE and or Gnome I'm guessing that they were just too big for the CD
More multimedia stuff
I have a Knoppix DVD with all this and more, but of course that's not
FreeBSD; I think Ubuntu gets most of this on their CD (with separate
distributions including Gnome (Ubuntu) and KDE (Kubuntu).
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