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Re: Bug#607193: document various download options/locations for Squeeze CD images

On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 11:22:48AM -0400, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> Index: index.wml
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/CD/index.wml,v
> retrieving revision 1.30
> diff -r1.30 index.wml
> 42a43,47
> >   <li><a href="http-ftp/">Download live images using HTTP or FTP.</a>
> >   Also offered alongside the standard CD/DVD images are new live
> >   images which you can use to try Debian first and then install
> >   the contents of the image.</li>

I'm not sure I understand this diff. In that page there is already a
link to "http-ftp/", here you're adding another link with a different
anchor pointing to it, I fear that could be a bit confusing.

> I am also now in the thick of stuff I have to deal with at work, but
> once I'm clear of that, I could develop it further (http-ftp/index.wml
> needs to have a subpoint, maybe under the subpoint about netinst images,
> mentioning live images).
> Is this the way we want to go? Or does it deserve a whole new page under
> CD/? My rationale for lumping it together with http-ftp is the files are
> stored in the same place and the same concerns about bandwidth apply
> (and therefore tips about how to download apply). So I didn't want
> needless duplication of that.

... but I see your point here. Looking at the current menu of
http://www.debian.org/CD/, I think the best way would be to mimic what
has been done for netinst, i.e. adding an entry in the menu pointing to
a page explaining the benefits of netinst (resp. live). That page has
then various download options for netinst (resp. live) CDs, such as

IMHO, that's important to have them that visible, as Live CD are
important selling points for a distro, given that they tend to be less
scary than full-fledged non-live installation CDs.

That said, I understand that Live CDs are bigger than netints, so we are
back at square 1 about the duplication. If that can be factorized out
using some WML snippet included by both pages, that's probably the best
way to go (I'm too rusty with WML to propose a patch for that).


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