In <[🔎] 1291365913.14968.1@compax>, Klistvud wrote: >Dne, 03. 12. 2010 09:12:48 je Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. napisal(a): >> Getting in contact with the release team >> >> might get Eric a SHA before the official release date though, so that >> the >> jewel case inserts can be prepared and released at the same time as >> the >> images. > >??? Isn't SHA bound to change with *every* fresh ISO build (even if >just one bit of just one package is changed) ??? Yes. I'm not too familiar with the Debian release process, but I imagine there is some period of time between the ISO build and it actually being available from the CD mirrors and advertised on the website. During such a window, it may be possible to build the jewel case insert. As an analogue, the various distribution packaging teams that are in contact with the KDE release team get release tarballs up to a week before they are publicized. This is done so that when the official release occurs, KDE can point users at distribution-provided packages made from the official tarballs which serve most users better than downloading the official tarballs themselves. This allows for a relatively big, sudden release "event", rather than a trickle of official tarballs on day 1, a half-dozen PPAs and OBS packages on days 2-3, a Fedora RPM that some user try on their OpenSUSE system to much failure on day 4, and official packages from (irate) maintainers on days 5-6. (They are irate because some users have been bugging them over-and- over for a week that their distribution is dying because they don't have the latest KDE SC release but not sharing the [sometimes significant] work that goes into a new release of a software package as large as KDE SC.) (It takes them 6 days instead of 3 for the same reason, plus the KDE mirrors are overloaded the entire time.) So, probably there is *already* a post-build, pre-publication time window for the CD images that Eric might be able to fit into for producing high-quality jewel case inserts.  I'm not picking on KDE, I imagine other projects of the same size might have similar procedures. Really, it's a per-project preference. Some projects may not be bothered by the "trickle effect" or see more value in getting the official release tarballs out ASAP. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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