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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: Stage1/2 deprecation from Gentoo Handbook
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 09:27:24 -0500
On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 16:17 +0200, Flammie Pirinen wrote:
> 2005-11-06, Sven Vermeulen sanoi, jotta:
> 
> > The Gentoo Release Engineering team is pushing us to remove stage1 and
> > stage2 references from the Gentoo Handbook. They are getting too many
> > errors because the user is not able to fully comprehend the
> > implications of a stage1 or stage2 installation.
> 
> Hmm, I'd like it, if we also (re)moved stage1 and stage2 from visible
> directory, and renamed stage3 to something more appropriate by the
> 2006.0. I mean, it will probably be confusing for a new user if the
> guide just says "Oh, we have this things that say 1 and 2 in the
> directory, but please ignore them and start from 3, because 1 and 2 are
> only for devs, k?" And it won't help, that old users will most likely
> continue to advice for stage 1 in so many support channels.

I'm not sure if the removal of stages 1 and 2 will happen in time for
2006.0, simply because it is a *very* heated issue and one that will
take some serious politics to get enacted.

I guarantee that I won't be a popular guy.  *grin*

If it were up to me, I would not have stage1 or stage2 on the mirrors,
at all.  I would probably have a stage1 tarball on bittorrent, simply
because there are uses for a stage1 tarball, just not uses many people
consider.  For example, supporting a new platform.  It isn't quite as
useful for normal installations, though.

-- 
Chris Gianelloni
Release Engineering - Strategic Lead
x86 Architecture Team
Games - Developer
Gentoo Linux
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