Fedora works to make your applications smaller

Fedora will make your apps smaller

When I switched to Linux, I could see that the applications weren't as big as Windows. There are some that do a great job and weigh a few megabytes, when in Windows an equivalent app can exceed 1GB. But things can always get better and that's what he intends Fedora creating a minimization team (Minimization Team) in order to reduce the size of the software available for distribution.

To be more exact, the intention of Fedora and its new minimization team is to reduce the size of application packages, runtimes and other software by creating smaller containers, eliminating dependencies when they are not needed, and reducing the footprint of the patch. Only by eliminating unnecessary dependencies can we get an idea that what Fedora is looking for is something more than reducing the size of its software; he wants everything to work much better.

Fedora creates a software minimization team

The main work the new minimization team will do is analyze package dependencies to see if there is a minimal chance of avoiding them, creating module streams with reduced versions of packages, such as avoiding documentation and other areas that are still being evaluated. Adam Samalik says:

I'm starting a Minimization Goal that focuses on minimizing the installation size of some popular applications, runtimes, and other pieces of software in Fedora. And there is a new Minimization Team forming. Team members consult and work with Fedora maintainers, development tools and services, generate reports showing the status of the Fedora ecosystem and a comparison with other ecosystems, etc. The goal is to create an environment where it is easy for our maintainers to keep small things over time. It is not just a one-time effort.

You have more information in these links: minimization, minimization team y action plan.

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