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Re: Mirroring win32-loader.exe in debian/tools/

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 19:23, Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org> wrote:
>> So please take a look below for the background, but in short form this would be:
>> what about mirroring the win32-loader.exe Windows™ executable (from the win32-
>> loader package) in our mirrors pool for the all the poor remaining Windows users
>> out there to have a clearly defined place to download win32-loader.exe?
>>> >> Personally I think that it ought to be in the mirrors. Maybe it could
>>> >> use same way we do for loadlin and other stuff.
> Well, we do want to get less, not more of those. :)

hehe :-)

>>> > from debian/rules.  Note however that "byhand" indeed means that you
>>> > need to give cookies to Ganeff to get him install the file by hand, so
>>> > avoid doing it too often.
> I like cookies.
> Now, how often ARE you going to update this? Does this need a new
> version with every d-i release? That would be bad.
> Or just every other century?

It will be updated ofthen specially because people adds translation
updates to it.

> If its more than *few* times a year we can think of an autobyhand way
> for it, but if its seldomly...
> Keep in mind, it will be attached to the win32-loader package, so with
> each upload the byhand will be there.

I think that autobyhand is the way to go.

However I think it shouldn't be put as "stable" with the autobyhand.
This should be coordinated with you (ftpmasters) as we do for d-i.

> Also, please not only provide a .exe, but also a .txt with the same
> basename, explaining what it is.

Right. Odyx, can you take care of it?

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