Hi… Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com> (2015-08-30): > (I know I'm not a regular debian-cd@ contributor, but please allow me to > share my views on this DebConf thing, which are not debian-cd specific.) > > > While I'm happy that meetings and discussions take place at DebConf, I'm > not comfortable with those being a replacement for discussions on > mailing lists. > > I don't think it's reasonable to expect people to be able to follow all > of those (there are too many tracks, not all of them are recorded, and > many other reasons…), be it on site or by watching the streams / videos > after the facts. > > > And as far as I'm concerned: I don't know how to make it clear or clearer > that I really would like changes affecting d-i to be discussed or at > least announced on debian-boot@. I've last mentioned it on dda@ less than > 10 days before this change… > > > > If it's a problem for you we can re-add them for now - please let me > > know. > > I've seen no answer for the last two questions: > > > Where was the discussion? What's the rationale? Where do we point > > > people to? > > I could mention that “it was decided to drop all non-netinst CDs”, but I > wouldn't quite like doing so without having a reference to point people > to. Even commit messages don't explain the reason behind this change. > > > On a personal level again: I would really prefer understanding this > change and documenting it properly (be it in the d-i release announce, > in installation-guide, on the website -- many links to change! -- etc.), > instead of adding a vague “debian-cd decided so” label onto this change. > > > What about publishing fixes for stuff broken in Stretch Alpha 2 through > Stretch Alpha 3 (which was my initial plan), and trying to that properly > another time? Would it be possible to get some kind of timeframe for this please? More changes reach testing as time passes, and avoiding getting too huge a gap between d-i upload and actual image builds would be nice; I lifted all block-udebs as building was supposed to happen right after copy-installer; other regressions/changes can pop up there at any time… I could understand if that was postponed until after the upcoming weekend due to both wheezy and jessie point releases (in which case I might re-upload debian-installer to account for newer udeb updates, then block subsequent udeb migrations), but as I explained past week, it would be nice on our users to deal with the current, known breakages in a timely fashion. Mraw, KiBi.
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