Re: GRUB 0.5.93.1 boot floppy released
At what point does the existence old 0.2 release become so disruptive
to new users, or naive users like me, and so irrelevant to
battle-hardened vetrans like Gordon that it should be archived. I don't
say it should be destroyed. Saving it in an archive format somehow
is probably a sensible thing to do. By archive format I mean something
like tarring the files up into one big .tgz file and placing it in
the ftp.gnu.org archive in a suitable place. In its place we put a
README file that says that release 0.2 is deprecated, and that there
is no 0.3, but that you can get instructions for installing a
pre-0.3-release snapshot in the usual Debian-type place.
I guess the questions I ask are:
(1) Does easy access to release 0.2 actually help anybody?
(2) Does clearly documented access to release 0.2 hinder people's
I suspect the answers to these two are no and yes.
I don't intend this to be a flame starter. I am just wondering.
Bill White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"There's no art to find the mind's construction in the ASCII."
Macbeth, Act I scene 1 (first draft).