Re: quality of the cd images we are offering
On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Santiago Vila wrote:
> Since I have recently bought a CD-writer, and I'm also concerned about CD
> quality and usefulness. I found this in CD #1:
> home:/cdrom# find . -type f -name "kernel-source*" -printf "%f\n"
> This takes more than 92Mb from Binary-1 CD, which, in theory, was
> supposed to be "as useful as possible for a single CD". We could use
> most of that space for more useful packages than old kernel releases.
> Should not we try to avoid putting so much crap in CD #1?
Agreed, and half of a fix is still lying around here waiting until someone
fixes date(1) to give me 30+ hours/day ;-)
> In either case, we could really make an effort and release 2.2r3 in
> sync (kernel-wise) for all six architectures, as we already do with
> the testing distribution.
Could be a problem because many ports use non-standard kernel trees that are
lagging behind the official Linus version. But should probably better be
discussed on -devel.
> Also, I wonder if it is really useful to waste 30 Mb of data for the
> 1.20 floppies almost nobody uses. Would be possible to write a simple
> script which generates the base-*.bin files from base2_2.tgz etc. and ship
> the script instead of the images?
Ask on -boot.