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Re: Dealing better with CD releases

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 07:14:52PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
>Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> At the moment we have problems when we do releases including new
>> CD/DVD images, as you'll see from mailing list complaints about broken
>> links each time. Simon Paillard and I had some discussion about this
>> today on #debian-www and I've come up with a workflow that will
>> improve things, I think (see 2c below). Please feel free to point out
>> what I've missed... :-)
>> 1. The Problem
>> We generate new CDs and DVDs for each point release. These are
>> published in the release area of cdimage.debian.org[1]. The image
>> filenames and the top-level directory are versioned for clarity, and
>> we add a "current" symlink in the debian-cd directory that points to
>            ^^^^^^^
>> the most recent version. We move old trees of images into the archive
>> area[2] as each new build is published, We then prune most of the old
>> ISO images so we don't waste too much space - older images can be
>> recreated in the future using jigdo if necessary.
>>    d. Other ideas?
>Can't we link to the 'current' images on the webpages?

We do, but the image names themselves change from one release to the
next too.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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