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Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling

On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:30:36 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 04:25:34PM +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> >Hi!
> >
> >Am 22.07.2010 09:21, schrieb Josselin Mouette:
> >
> >>> I think with our next release, we will have got less users. Why?
> >>> We stripped out all binary only firmware images from Linux and put them
> >>> mostly into the non-free linux-firmware image.
> >> If you think this is a problem, you could help with providing non-free
> >> enabled installation images instead of whining.
> >
> >I might remember incorrectly, but isn't that already implemented?
> Yes. We have parallel versions of the netinst images that include
> firmware packages.

That's a great start.  However, Patrick is advocating images that
autodetect and install drivers/packages for non-free hardware as well
(not just firmware).  That could probably be solved straightforwardly
if someone were to just go ahead implement it; perhaps by someone
already expressing interest in it???

BTW, where are the non-free images at?  They don't appear to be
available from cdimage.debian.org [0] or from the debian-installer page.

Best wishes,

[0] http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/squeeze_di_alpha1/i386/iso-cd/

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