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Re: Naming of new 2.0 release

On 27-Aug-1998, Michael Bramer <michael@weh.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 1998 at 07:31:07PM +1000, Tyson Dowd wrote:
> > On 27-Aug-1998, Michael Bramer <grisu@debian.org> wrote:
> > > We don't make a new CD-set. The next CD-set is Debian slink aka Debian 2.1.
> > > Now we make only a 'patch-CD' from hamm-unstable. 
> > > 
> > > Is this a solution?
> > 
> > Not really, because the patch CD is just as expensive to manufacture
> > make as a new CD, and the easiest way to make a patch CD is in fact
> > to just update the CD!
> > 
> > If the binary CD ever stretches over 2 CDs, then there is a reasonable
> > idea.  However it's still good to let people create 2.0 rX silvers,
> > it's just that we don't want to force them to throw out perfectly good
> > 2.0 rX-1 silvers to do that.
> I don't see your point.
> Our CD-Set is not only a CD. If we make a new CD-Set we must make a new
> version of all CD's. (Binary and source). But we can make one Patch-CD with
> binary and source for all architectures. 

Although technically you are correct, practically very few people
need all architectures, and a source patch is not that vital.

But we could do it, I suppose.  

The problem is, r1 patch CDs aren't worth much when r2 patch CDs
come out -- they will have all the r1 patches plus more.  Anyone who
wants a patch CD would not settle for anything but the latest (why else
would you buy a patch CD if not to get the latest fixes).

So you're really just going to delay the problem one revision.
> Our User must only put the CD in his CD-player, run dselect and 'klick' on 
> update, select (and check the install) and install. After his, the user have a
> nice hamm with the patches.
> > > Phil: can we do that with your cd-scripts, or must we (or better you) work on
> > >       it and it is a big work?
> > 
> > It would require more than changing the cd-scripts to get a CD with
> > just the updates.
> I don't know the cd-scripts. But if we (or better the testing-group) move 
> the packages from hamm-unstable in hamm-patch(?) with the normal layout, 
> the scripts can make a hamm-patch cd. Or not Phil?
> BTW: can a forward this mail to debian-devel?

I've CC:ed it in the reply.

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