Before I could already save around 100MB by removing the kernel-sources from the Live-system. Now I have decided to remove GCC 3.4 and 4.0, and could save another 50 to 60MB.
If I would give out funky codenames for the EasyLFS-releases I guess 0.4 would probably get the name “Shrinkhead”. The current test-CD is about 100MB smaller than the last release (0.3), and about 150MB smaller than the last test-CD before removing the kernel-sources and the two old versions of GCC.
Simple math shows that the new version will come with about 50MB of new and updated stuff compared to EasyLFS 0.3. Included in these 50MB are useful things like the Wireless Tools and WPA-Supplicant, D-Bus and HAL and other goodies.
Overall the next version will be a good step forward and offer lots of useful stuff on much less space. The final CD might end up having about 350MB, although it might still grow a bit since I guess that the new version of GCC makes slightly bigger binaries.
Well, we will see how big it will be in the end, but it for sure will be a lot smaller than the previous version. Maybe it will even give enough room for ambitious users to add the installation of KDE or another desktop-environment to it. 😉 But as for myself, I don’t think about adding this, although it came to my mind if maybe I’ll add an additional module that can be downloaded and put into the CD-image in order to get a “full” system with KDE.
But that’s something for the future, not for now. We will see how things develop.