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Re: ISOs to burn for a FOSS event in Italy next week

El sáb, 16-10-2010 a las 12:54 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli escribió:
> Heya, I'll be speeching at the "Linux Day" (a fairly popular Italian
> FOSS event, organized nation-wide by LUGs) event in Modena, Italy, next
> week-end. The organizers offered the possibility to burn for them
> several ISO images of Debian, to promote it. Obviously, they are also
> asking me *which* images they should burn.
> I've mixed feeling in replying to them: it's a nice chance to do some
> Debian promotion, but Lenny is starting to be a bit out of date and
> Squeeeze is not quite there yet. I was hence pondering about whether we
> can find a way to burn Squeeze ISOs, presenting them in a way that can
> attract potential developers in the audience, to help out finalizing the
> Squeeze release. To do that, we would need to present them appropriately
> and avoid as much as possible the risk that they get mistaken by Squeeze
> *releases* (story shows that this unfortunately can happen).
> As I've mixed feelings, I would very much welcome comment on the
> idea. Is it worth to risk Squeeze images? How should we present them
> then? Should we rather go for Lenny images ... or no ISOs at all?

Maybe you want to promote both options, Lenny (as stable) and testing,
(if I were you I try to refer as testing and not as Squeeze to avoid
confuse people), in this way you can invite them to test the next
release and use the expectation of this to invite them to collaborate in
the project, but for the main audience Lenny will be the option.

For me the multi-arch images are a great resource (version with amd64
and i386 architectures), here is the Lenny's image [1] and the daily
build image for testing [2].

Just my two cents ;-)


P.S. Good luck at the "Linux Day".

Fernando C. Estrada

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