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Re: re-organizing dvd

On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 10:47:34AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 02:29:32PM +0530, V.Krishn wrote:
> >Hi,
> >I have been using Debian for couple of years.
> >I was wondering if forthcoming release dvds could be re-organized.
> >Like:
> >DVD 1 - Desktop with apps ( I think both KDE and Gnome might fit in one dvd)
> >DVD 2 - Server apps + Network apps (most used ones)
> >DVD 3 - Web apps (mostly web based apps like Phpmyadmin..etc)
> >DVD 4 - Others (libs, apps..etc)
> >DVD 5 - Other desktops (Like XFCE, LXDE..etc. Gnome if does not fit in DVD 1)
> >
> >DVD 4 and 5 might be possible to club in on.
> Hi,
> The packages on the CD and DVD sets are currently organised
> automatically to optimise the layout in terms of dependencies and
> popularity. That can be reasonably easily worked out automatically.
> The scheme you're suggesting would take a lot more manual effort,
> leaving it more prone to mistakes. It also doesn't scale for the next
> release - weekly squeeze builds are already up to 7 DVDs for i386 and
> not very far off spreading on to number 8.

Do the CD/DVD generation tools currently use tasks (as in tasksel)?


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