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

Hi all,

in DebianDayPT we usually hand out live cds and the reception is quite good. 
This year we handed out a snapshot (an alpha release, iirc) of Squeeze.
(although this year less public/CDs taken - which i believe for other reasons)

Anyway, i would go for Squeeze LiveCDs to preview the eminent release 
(GNOME/KDE, i386/amd64). This way the user is allowed to experience Debian 
without having to install it, and - this is the good part :) - it allows also 
to install debian. It has the debian installer too. 
Also, Squeeze gets the first (p)reviews and is further tested before the 

In my personal opinion: Most of users run desktops and as we are almost in 
2011 - go for the next release as a preview.

The Cons:
	- LiveCDs aren't LiveCDs anymore - they are LiveDVDs.
	- No cover as nice as the one from current stable! (the blue in the 
photo bellow).
	- daily builds do _need_ to be tested before start burning CDs :P

1 - http://debiandaypt.debianpt.org

Images of the DVDs:

Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo
A Sábado 16 Outubro 2010 11:54:28 Stefano Zacchiroli você escreveu:
> 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 Debian promotion, but Lenny is starting to be a bit out of date and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?
> TIA,
> Cheers.

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