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Re: [RFC] Consequences for official CD/DVD images for Lenny

On Thursday 04 December 2008, peter green wrote:
> > The i386/amd64/powerpc DVD is more problematic as having all desktops
> > will completely fill the DVD leaving no room for other packages with
> > a high popcon score.
> > Proposal is therefore to drop powerpc support from this DVD. With
> > only i386 and amd64 there is still room for the top ~2600 packages on
> > the DVD.
> I'm not sure about this one, there are still quite a few powerpc macs
> out there and hopefully PS3 support will be coming to debian at some
> point.

Yes, dropping powerpc is not great, but life is about making choices. 
Powerpc is very definitely losing its user base (just compare the number 
of macbooks (ppc based!) you see now at conferences with what you saw 3 
or 4 years ago. So if we see the possibility of a major improvement for 
x86 users, then I think it should at least be considered.

See the other mail I just sent in this thread for a detailed comparison of 
the different options.

> > Dropping images that make no sense?
> > ===================================
> > Somewhat unrelated. We have several architectures that don't support
> > booting from CD (armel, mipsel, s390) which means we're building a
> > number of images that nobody will ever use:
> > - businesscard and netinst
> > - KDE, XFCE
> aren't CD images also used to do hd-media installs?

Yes, but those arches don't support hd-media either...


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