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Re: [PATCH] make multi-arch CD/DVD images more visible



On Tuesday 06 March 2007 00:03, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 05 March 2007 23:40, Robert Millan wrote:
> > I think this is very necessary given how much confusion has been
> > introduced by amd64 and the intel-mac transition.  Users could:
> >
> >   1- Confuse ia64 with amd64 (I've seen that happen, and not
> > precisely with novice users).

This has certainly appened, *but* I have only see it happen with downloads 
of Sarge images as amd64 are not mentioned on the sarge pages (because it 
was not a release arch). To the best of my recollection, I have never yet 
seen this happen with Etch images.

To prevent this an additional "note" about what to use with EM64T 
processors could be useful. Or maybe a link "Confused about all these 
images?" to a new page with a general overview of types of images and 
arches would be good.

> >   2- Ignore wether their PC supports 64-bit mode (and in the latter
> > case, see #1).
> >   3- Ignore wether their Mac is powerpc-based or x86-based (and in
> > the latter case, see #2)

That said, all your arguments are very reasonable. I will take a closer 
look at the patch later.
The page needs some reorganization anyway because the KDE and Xfce images 
should get a place as well.

In general the "getting Debian" pages (including distrib, CD and 
devel/d-i) could do with some restructuring. IMHO it is a bit of a maze 
ATM.

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