Pointing users to d-i images on the main page
I'm currently feeling that the way we currently point
users to the various builds on the d-i main page
(http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer) is not optimal.
Basically, we have 3 sections here:
The daily builds section links to a dedicated page
(www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/builds) explaining the
differences between sid_d-i and sarge_d-i
Strangely, this page mentions sid_d-i as the "daily builds" while the
main installer page link in "Daily builds" points to
http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/ which has
There are several consequences to all this:
-we receive "too much" reports for beta4 and for nearly all of them we
always answer one of the following:
-"please test a more recent image such as tc1 and sid_s-i"
-"this has been fixed. Please try....." (tc1 or sid_d-i)"
-tc1 which was meant to be a test candidate is probably is bit too
visible currently and several users take it as the last "official"
-sid_d-i images are very hard to find
Just before Saturday's meeting, I received a proposal by Vince
McIntyre for a "how to help us testing d-i" page:
I suggest that
-we keep only beta4 on the main d-i page as "official release". Put
here a link to the "builds" page.
-we remove the tc1 pointer from the main page
-we keep a "daily build" paragraph pointing to a new page called the
This "builds" page should be basically the current
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/builds where we inject Vince
Do you think we can converge on these ideas ?
The most critical point, imho, is currently the lack of visibility of
sid_d-i and a too much visible sarge_d-i release...