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Re: CD split proposal

On 16 Dec 1999, John Goerzen wrote:

> Not sure if this is the right spot for this, but here goes:
> We have a problem in that our distribution is getting huge.  This is
> not a problem per se for the users that track Debian over the network
> (though it may be an impact on mirrors, but disk capacity is going up
> faster than Debian is growing, I think.)
> It IS a problem when our dist grows to a 5-CD or even 7-CD
> distribution with no good way of separtion, as we have today.
> So what can we do?
> I propose:

[in principal, John's suggestion is good]

Two additional notes:

1) There is a proposal for a data section.  This forms a natural CD split
and will reduce the number of CDs in the normal installation.

2) DVDs are becoming common.  They lessen the problem somewhat.


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