Regarding the ISO size - I would think since we are beyond the days of fitting on a CD but well within DVD size and even fairly small capacity thumb drives that the size would not matter yet. That's still a small footprint.
The size is not problematic for the install medium, but it can be a pain for people with poor internet access to get larger files to download properly. Still, the size is not terrible. But it seems crazy compared to what I was used to a few years ago. Either way, this isn't a final release ISO, so not a big deal.
So after some testing I found a few issues with the 5.13 kernel where my system won't reboot or shutdown. It just does the normal shutdown things and then goes to a black screen. The fan keeps running but it seems to peg out my processor as when I hold the button down and then boot back up the "temp" module shows my system running hot. I switched to 5.14.21, ubuntu mainline kernel, and the problem is gone. I didn't try rolling back to earlier kernel versions but I found a few posts with people with similar issues with 21.10/5.13 kernel. I am running it on all AMD hardware so that might be the link to the problem. I am looking for some more solid links that confirm my findings. Will post back.
I want to share some experiences i have, with this distribution.
The installation worked wonderfully, without any problems. I find the download size absolutely reasonable and not too big. Especially pleased me the possibility of setting the font scaling , during installation. This is great. Because I hate these small mini font sizes. On a desktop monitor you need a magnifying glass to see anything at all. That's why I loved the possibility to increase the system font size during the installation. The system runs smoothly. The Enlightenment Desktop is very fast on my system. The individual animation effects are very nice to look at. There could be even more. I love it when it blinks and wiggles on my desktop. *laugh The only bugs I could see are that some labels are not displayed correctly when it comes to the menus and their settings. So if you want to influence certain states on and in the menus. In addition, the Linux creates a double entry of the desktop after a language change in the home directory. So once with the name -desktop- and once with the translation of the new system language of the user country. This confuses the system sometimes, especially if you want to install something manually. The system looks at the -desktop- directory while the installation file is at the other-language desktop directory. Another big problem is that my older Radeon card is not recognized. So I have no hardware acceleration. If I can't solve the problem, then unfortunately Linux is of no use to me. But one thing is for sure, Enlightenend is for me the most beautiful interface ever.
For the record the file changed to fix the CVE-2022-37706 exploit is almost exactly the same as the same file found in Moksha. But the exploit does not work on moksha because Bodhi compiles Moksha without enabling the define HAVE_EEZE_MOUNT in config.h. And this exploits eeze_mount and uses it to gain root. As a proof of concept, I managed to compile Moksha with HAVE_EEZE_MOUNT enabled and the exploit DID work. As a result, I backported to Moksha Raster's fix for CVE-2022-37706 as well as a later commit he did to further secure Enlightenment against such 'hacks.'
Let me reiterate, Bodhi users using Moksha installed via apt do not have to worry about this exploit.