I really enjoy your compilation - You know I do. Still having a smile on my face every time I start that IceWM version I now use as my working desktop.
However .... with the new PCLinuxOS policy of radically doing away with the 32-bit install on all fronts - what sense does it make to have a light install. Surely most, if not all PCs with 64bit capability would be able to run the main DE and even more XFCE and LXDE (and Gnome 3 if one really must). Why having OpenBox, wmii, IceWM etc still in the mix? The only good reason I can come up with is for sentimental reasons. That is fair enough, so.
I assure you, until I am pushed out of here I will enjoy your creation up to the last moment and have live dvds at the ready to sometimes look at it again - for sentimental reasons...
Ther will always be a need for a lighter desktop - or the availability of a lighter desktop, I have not used a DE for quite some time now, preferring to use a window manager - I don't normally have any decoration - as I tend to use euclid-wm and have no need for a wallpaper, or clock or monitor tec, If i need to know system temp's I use acpi -V if I need to monitor them i set up a small saidar window, as use weechat fo rirc and that is up nearly all the time - I use the clock there - this is the kind of situ that lead me to use the lighter apps.
As for the differences of a "Light32" and a "Light64" set up, again that is scalable - I would probably still use teh same apps personally, although i would have a different app-set in a LiveCD - IF I end up doing a -Light for the 64bit (less call it "4shot Espresso") it would be centered on minimalism but the app choice is wider and may involve being made lighter via the environment that is available - the choice of windowmanagers would be smaller etc. I am not actually convinced there is a need for a "PCLinuxOS-Light" in 64bit form (as there is a need for it in 32bit for) as the mini's serve that purpose for those power houses.
The question about if PCLinuxOS-Light (Iced Latte) future, A lot will come down to the decisions that lay ahead, so I will stay quiet on this for now, as long as 32bit is developed and supported - I will look at maintaining -light or I may change my focus on to packaging (gotta learn it yet).
It would be great to see this iso less than 200mb for copy2ram purposes.
I have the under lying engine (non-X part) as well tuned as possible , to remove anything will actually slow down the beast, PCLinxuOS is not designed to be a Small iso - although you can make it very light in use via services, configuration etc
All to often people make the mistake that Small = Light, and there is a sweet spot - a balance between size and speed and usefulness - that I hope I have IcedLatte at the right place- I also made anither iso that I called mX that is faster and a abit smaller but is not really useful or productive.
I am sure that if you have any issues reading the above , someone will interpret for you.