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Re: have a mate-desktop CD was Re: magnet links and pushing them to meta-search engines.

Hey Shirish!

On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 10:22:20PM +0530, shirish शिरीष wrote:
>As I was on MS-Windows had to resort to using a variety of softwares
>trying out rufus and other softwares. For some reason, other than
>unetbootin none of the others worked. But this was also only limited
>to the alpha build, the others just didn't even copy either using
>rufus or using unetbootin. Dunno the reason for that. Most of the logs
>were cryptic in nature so couldn't come to any specific result. The
>only thing I was able to figure out that somehow the boot loader was
>corrupted during the copy.

:-( Windows really does make it hard to talk to raw devices...

>I was also stuck by the warning debian usb stick told me while I was
>trying to install saying unetbootin is not a good tool to make a usb
>stick.  Perhaps a hyperlink would have been better than just saying
>its in installation instructions.
>While installing the alpha build, two things became apparent, one
>while there is support for https protocol, there doesn't seem to be
>any mirrors which support that or I couldn't find them and I tried a
>few, although finding https mirrors should perhaps be more automated,

https://deb.debian.org/debian should work, I'd hope. It's a sensible
default that we're trying to bake into various places.

>Lastly, would it be possible to have a mate-desktop CD apart from the
>xfce one. While choice of desktop environment is certainly a personal
>choice,  I feel it's a good lightweight yet at the same time fully
>functional desktop environment. It isn't bloated as GNOME has become
>but still tries to be true to the gtk+ philosophy.

I *really* don't want to go down the route of multiple CD variants
again. The xfce CD was already a concession here...

>Also is buster alpha 3 on the horizon anywhere or what constraints or
>issues that need to be resolved before an alpha 3 can be a reality ?

We're overdue a buster alpha 3, yes. No real issues that I'm aware of,
just lack of people with time to do it so far.

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