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Re: Pointing users to d-i images on the main page



On Wed, 2004-06-23 at 08:10, Christian Perrier wrote:
> 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:
> 
> -beta4
> -tc1
> -daily builds
> 
> 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
> *sarge_d-i* builds
> 
> 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"
>  release"
> 
> -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:
> 
> http://people.debian.org/~bubulle/d-i/irc-meeting-20040619/vince2.html
> 
> 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
> "builds" page
> 
> This "builds" page should be basically the current
> http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/builds where we inject Vince
> McIntyre proposal.
> 
> 
> 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...

Is there work being done to get the floppies for sparc32 to work?

I have a SPARCstation10 I would like to get working, the netboot image
and the floppy images from josh's stuff all get the

cramfs: wrong magic

Error. If anyone has really been working on this I can help get this
fixed. Thanks.
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