Having one desktop iso only

Registered by Sebastien Bacher on 2012-06-04

Goal: reduce the number of supported desktop images (to 1 if possible) and focus our efforts

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Jason Warner
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Drafting
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.10-beta-1
Started by
Kate Stewart on 2012-06-13
Completed by
Colin Watson on 2012-10-05

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

The desktop team would like to reduce the number of supported iso for the desktop client to 1:
- drop the CD size limitation
- ship an "usb" image with a limit of 800MB
- drop the DVD image
- drop the alternate image if possible (depend of the work of https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/foundations-q-ubiquity-lvm-luks)
- merging amd64+mac into amd64 is out of scope for this

The 800MB target is taken from https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2012-June/001303.html ff.

Release Notes:
In 12.10, the CD and DVD Ubuntu Desktop images are being consolidated into a single 800MB image usable on a USB disk or a DVD.

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Work Items

Work items:
[kate.stewart] Add Release Note to Alpha1 Technical Overview and to this blueprint: DONE
[kate.stewart] Remove Alternates and DVD from ISO tracker for 12.10: DONE
[cjwatson] Update default image publishing pages to remove reference to CD: DONE

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