On Wednesday 19 March 2008, Gunnar Wolf wrote: > Anthony Towns dijo [Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 03:39:05PM +1000]: > > (...) > > and the real question is where you say "if you really want the 23rd CD > > for mipsel, you're probably smart/dedicated enough to use jigdo". > > I completely agree with this. I don't think we must carry every CD for > every arch forever! > > BTW... 30 CDs are too many CDs. Just too fucking many. We could also > cut down on them - i.e. produce only the first 8 CDs per arch, and > have the rest only as DVDs. Yes, many people still do not have DVD > drives handy, but then again, 8 CDs + network access + a bit of > patience for the most obscure bits of software should be enough for > anybody... that assumes network access, which might be a reasonable assumption in the West, but that's not true everywhere (e.g. rural parts of India, Cuba, or most of Africa). In which case ordering a CD-set is way more practical (these also tend to be the places where they have older second hand pc's without a DVD-drive) > > The other thing we /could/ do is encourage people who've done > > successful Debian installs to help contribute by participating in a > > torrent after the fact -- you could do all sorts of things like have a > > FUSE filesystem that takes a (partial) mirror and a jigdo file and lets > > you see fake iso files, which you then seed via bittorrent, eg. You > > could automate that, so it's just a question like the popcon one: "Do > > you wish to participate as a torrent seed for other people installing > > Debian? Yes [No]" > > Ugh. Do you really want ISPs all over the world to start associating > Debian with evil communist pirate P2P filesharers? er, you do realise torrent is used for way more then that right? (for example there's now a scandinavian telivision station that's starting to distribute shows through bittorrent, we also already have debtorrent) -- Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
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