Hi! Since the release of squeeze and deployment of the shiny new website, a FAQ on #debian has been "where can I find lenny iso images". While stable is the thing we want to offer people most easily, these are normally people who want oldstable for a specific purpose (usually to do a test install of lenny so they can then practice lenny->squeeze on a test server or VM prior to doing it on hardware they depend upon.) I had to do a fair amount of hunting on the website to find links to them (as opposed to just knowing where they were...). Is it feasible to provide a link to "older releases" or similar from the "Getting Debian" page so that when people click "Getting Debian" they can actually end up at http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/debian-installer/ more easily? While we're re-imagining the download pages, a couple of other points that come up semi-regularly on #debian: * where are the md5sum (sha*sum etc) files for the ISO images? Reason: they're in the same directory, but they're not linked to from the download pages. * zomg there are so many CDs which one do I need? (variations: what's the kde cd, what's the netinst etc) Reason: users are ending up at http://cdimage.debian.org/debian- cd/6.0.0/i386/iso-cd/ or mirrors just by browsing through the mirror structure or directly from searching. These pages give no context to the files that are in there. Can we put a README or HEADER in there (if we can assume that style of index generation) that at least directs people to the Getting Debian page for more details or preferably also describes what is in each CD set. This should be propagated to the mirrors too, obviously. cheers Stuart -- Stuart Prescott -- www.nanonanonano.net
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