per https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/31/ReleaseBlocking , the size target for the Workstation live image is 2GB. The image in the Beta-1.1 compose is 2047475712 bytes (just over 2GB).
This is an automatic Beta blocker under the policy: "Any release-blocking Beta or Final TC/RC image exceeding its target size (failures of QA:Testcase_Mediakit_ISO_Size)" - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_blocker_bug_process#Automatic_blockers
Looking at past test results, it went over size between Rawhide 20190621.n.0 and 20190625.n.0. I can't be more specific about sizes for those two composes because the composes themselves have been garbage collected, and compose import to PDC has been broken since March so we don't have the image sizes recorded in PDC :/
*** Bug 1751635 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
so, https://pagure.io/fedora-kickstarts/pull-request/527 is probably what made it go over. podman itself is quite large and it probably pulls in some Go deps that weren't in before.
Discussed at the Fedora 31 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting #1, acting as a blocker review meeting: https://meetbot-raw.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2019-09-12/f31-beta-go_no_go-meeting.2019-09-12-17.00.txt . This clearly violates the release criteria, but we decided to invoke the new "Last minute blocker" policy - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_blocker_bug_process#Exceptional_cases - and waive this to Final as it was proposed as a blocker only yesterday, and is not a particularly critical bug (the 2GB size limit is somewhat arbitrary; the only justifications for it we can think of are 2GB USB sticks, and *possibly* persistence support, though we're not 100% sure on that part).
Just for reference, here is ticket from the last year in which I inquire Workstation WG whether the Live maximum size should be raised (and they don't want to do that):
Thanks! Wish I'd had that around during the meeting.
So, per that ticket "If we ever reach that point then we're definitely going to want to sit down and reevaluate what is going into the live image" - time to do some sitting and evaluating, folks :D
Just noting that we discussed this briefly in the WS WG meeting this week but want to revisit/discuss further in time for GA.
More details and discussion in https://pagure.io/fedora-workstation/issue/104
I just created one pull request to make google-noto-serif-cjk-ttc-fonts optional for f31 and f32.
Hope this pull request helps.
google-noto-serif-cjk-ttc-fonts has been removed and current size should be ~1930952704
yup, relval size-check passed for Workstation on the most recent compose, so let's call this fixed. (if it goes over again, we now have bug reporting automation in place, so this bug *should* get re-opened automatically).