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Re: re-organizing dvd

On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 12:13:58PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
>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)?

Yes, that's how we pull in the desired bits of Gnome/KDE/whatever for
the first disc(s).

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Because heaters aren't purple!" -- Catherine Pitt

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