There is a variety of Debian images there. I do agree we should look at official offerings and make them accessible.
I also think we should look at how packer would help us with images.
> I also think we should look at how packer would help us with images.
Although I am particularly fond of my own creation (bootstrap-vz) and am a quite biased in that regard, I do agree.
bootstrap-vz might not be the magic bullet for everyone who wants to get an image for virtualization going.
However, I do think that finding a bug hidden between ~3.700 lines of code (bootstrap-vz) is a bit easier than doing that when looking at 40.000 lines of code (packer).
If I understand the inner workings correctly, packer does not run things as a chrooted environment, instead it boots things up and then connects via ssh after everything is installed (not sure how the installation works, probably preseeding).
I'm impressed that Mitchell has managed to maintain it and that everything works across providers AND distributions. But dayum! That's a lot of code for bootstrapping.