Re: Redesign of cdimage website
On 17 Nov 2001, Philip Hands wrote:
> lance <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Fri, 16 Nov 2001, Alexander Skwar wrote:
> > > So sprach »Philip Hands« am 2001-11-16 um 14:54:25 +0000 :
> > > > What do people think about not actually having official images of the
> > > > CDs, just jigdo specs, and a signed MD5SUM file.
> > >
> > > Hm, what about people who don't have a fast and cheap internet
> > > connection? Where should they get Debian?
> > Or people who dont have an internet connection at all cos thats what
> > they want to install Debian for ??
> Hi Lance,
> They get them from you, obviously :-)
> I doubt we'll do this for woody though. I was just seeing if anyone
> knew any reasons why we might not eventually do this, given that
> keeping images is going to get progressively more difficult, what with
> the increasing numbers of packages and architectures, and the advent
> of DVDs, and the possibility of doing tuned CDs for specialist
Yes but at least keeping a 'standard' set of iso images means that you
have a reference point. I can see problems when things have changed on
the machine that you are trying to 'rebuild' your reference iso's on ...
You knwo the MD5sums but just cant get it to build quite the same again ;)
Mind you, this may only be relevant to cd vendors :)
BTW when can we have a dvd image ??