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Re: Suggestion: Change the link names on http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/


On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 09:50:54AM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> After watching the Nth person bitch on IRC that they downloaded the ia64
> image when they meant to download the amd64 image, I have a constructive
> suggestion for improving matters.
> Changing the architecture name would be very disruptive, so that's out.
> But we could easily change this:
> # netinst CD image (generally 135-175 MB)
> [alpha][amd64][arm][armel][hppa][i386][ia64][mips][mipsel][powerpc][sparc]
> to this:
> # netinst CD image (generally 135-175 MB)
> [x86 32-bit][x86 64-bit][PowerPC][ARM (new ABI)][ARM (old ABI)][DEC Alpha][HP PA-RISC][Itanium][MIPS][Little Endian MIPS][SPARC]

Seconded, thanks for the suggestion.
That would look like :

Notice the 0 that is specific to multi-arch. I don't understand yet.

> (I realise this opens us to all kinds of bikeshedding around the exact
> wording, the ordering and so on.  My suggestion is that someone just make
> a decision and stick to it, because almost anything would be better than
> the alphabetical arch-name list we currently have).

IMHO, it doesn't need to be sorted. It should instead do the same as
http://get.debian.net/ and display the arch form the user first.

If this need any order, that should be sorted by inst score from popcon:

Simon Paillard

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