ejsolutions wrote:A few observations..
Is there any particular reason for including DECnet in init.d?
Perhaps we could keep NFS disabled by default but include something like tightvncserver instead.
Contrary to what other have written, I don't really see any real benefit in having a relatively large swap file by default and 128Mb should easily suffice, given that we don't really want to use the SD card for this purpose. On the same subject, I intend to look at compressed swap, when I get a spot of 'free' time. Do you see this as being a viable default?
The Pisces images were produced using an earlier version of the Raspbian installer (which is based on the Debian installer). What it includes is basically whatever the Debian installer thinks should be installed on a minimal Debian system (although I did give it a larger swap partition).
It's looking that the Foundation is getting close to releasing their own Raspbian based image very soon. Ostensibly, the Foundation image should be nearly identical to their Debian Wheezy beta image, but it will have all the armhf goodness the Raspbian users have enjoyed over the last few months. Once the Foundation image is generally available, I'll probably stop producing the Pisces images as they'll be redundant. I believe that Foundation image should have many of the features you asked for above -- I do know the swap will not be a partition, but rather a file whose size can be adjusted as needed.
If I do continue to produce Raspbian images, they'll probably be special variants built around special features I'm interested in such as MATE or XBMC. But they probably won't be general purpose images. I hoping that the Foundation will be fulfilling that function with their reference image based on Raspbian. I'll try to incorporate your suggestions above as I do realize some of the Debian defaults don't really make sense for the Raspberry Pi.