Re: Persistent overlay?
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On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 17:25 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote: > Paul W. Frields wrote: > > On Sun, 2008-05-18 at 13:22 +0300, John Babich wrote: > >> On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 11:50 PM, Rahul Sundaram > >> <sundaram@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >>> Hi, > >>> > >>> I suggested to Luke to use something better than "persistent overlay" to > >>> describe the amount of space alloted for storing software changes and > >>> settings in a Live USB. > >>> > >> How about "permanent storage"? > > > > Tough call -- because the space is used for differences in the whole > > file system, not just data storage. So a 512 MB overlay doesn't mean > > the user can store 512 MB of data, especially if they start changing the > > package complement. > > Any other suggestions please? I'm not sure whether changing this midstream is a great idea. After all, the "persistence" and "persistent overlay" were terms I described repeatedly and consistently with every one of the dozen or more interviews I gave for Fedora 9. If we change this we risk making things *more* confusing for users who are pursuing the links from the highly digg'd stories such as from lifehacker.org. From a strategy perspective, one generally doesn't want to send a bunch of media messages, and then change the terminology afterward. -- Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/ gpg fingerprint: 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233 5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717 http://redhat.com/ - - - - http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/ irc.freenode.net: stickster @ #fedora-docs, #fedora-devel, #fredlug
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