I saw this about the Elive distro:
In the near future, the Elive team is preparing more Bonus Discs for many user categories, such as:
• Video production
All these discs are created for inexperienced users, or for those that prefer an easy, canny and complete way of installing things on their machines. All you have to do is download the ISO, burn it on a blank CD or put it on a USB stick, insert the bonus disc in your optical drive (or plug the USB stick into the USB port) and click the "Install Bonus Disk" button. Everything will be done automatically for you.
What do you think? Is this something that Vector might be able to do? All that would be necessary would be to include all the appropriate packages + a shell script, make an iso and Vector would have add-on discs that would be good for someone who's VL box doesn't have internet access (I know some people who don't) This is something I'd be willing to work on.
I think the main advantages of something like this would be an easy and quick way for someone to setup their VL installation with the appropriate programs for each of those uses listed above. Sure someone can just use the online repositories and manually download and install each program but I have found myself in situations where I can't do that for one reason or another. Plus it's kind of a pain to have to install all those programs manually and/or compile them yourself.
So, what do you think? I think that we could start making lists of the programs that someone would want on each of those "bonus discs" and then go from there. Shouldn't be too hard should it? Plus in the meantime, we might make some valuable additions to the VL repository.
Here's the bonus discs part of the Elive site:http://www.elivecd.org/gb/Download/Bonus_Disks/
I don't know if it's a good idea or not, it's just a thought.