We just had a little talk/workshop/discussion regarding the iso mirroring
situation. Some thoughts and ideas:
Most people liked the long filenames (debian-30r1-alpha-binary-1.iso)
better, so lets go with this even if it makes the rsync hardlink tricks a
bit more tricky. Any objections?
One suggestion for being able to have testing images that are just a
simple repoint away from actual release would be to have a similar setup
in the debian-cd dir as the main archive:
stable -> woody
testing -> sarge
And then just repoint the stable link at release time.
Otherwise it seemed to be a general consensus that splitting into
cd-master and cdimage was a good idea and hopefully this could be done
soon, perhaps even before an r2 woody release to be able to use that as a
test case. Having a master site with an authorative directory and naming
structure was also seen as a good thing.
There was also a request for a contrib-directory for knoppix or a few more
knoppix mirrors in .us. I fear that with every extra gig in debian-cd/ we
are going to lose more full mirrors though. But perhaps a couple of mirror
admins in .us could take a look at mirroring it?
I'm taking a look if the initial cdimage -> a few mirrors distribution can
be done with bittorrent or if that is too inefficient/difficult/whatever.