Gentoo Archives: gentoo-releng

From: "Randall D. Wald" <rdwald@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature requests for 2008.0 - Universal-CD
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 21:26:03
Message-Id: 47A782D4.4020400@gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature requests for 2008.0 - Universal-CD by Peter Weber
I second this, in particular the part about including stage3 on the CD;
I'm always annoyed when, after downloading and burning the LiveCD, I
need to download the stage3, possibly from a laptop without working
wireless.

Sincerely,

Randall

Peter Weber wrote:
> Hello, > > I now that Chris Gianelloni loves his LiveCD an the GUI-Installer and I > know that he don't like to accept changes he don't support personally. > But I do that know, so please don't kill me: > > Gentoo should have again an Universal-CD again, because: > > * Support for network/networkless-installation on one release-media > * More flexibility as with Minimal-CD and LiveCD > * Compared with LiveCD the footprint is generally small (necessary > hardware, size of image) > * Offers the classic full "Shell-Installation" who is loved by the > gentoo-community (no voodoo-scripts, included stage3 and sources for the > most important packages like vanilla-sources and bootloaders) > * Could also offer a Ncurses-Installer and requires only some MB of > space on the disk (without X11, Gnome, OpenOffice) > * One consistent-installation way for all platforms (only x86/x86_64 > doesn't offer it currently) > * Debian and Ubuntu (with its alternate-cd) offers currently more > flexible solutions than Gentoo! Hey, who is here the meta-distribution? > * There are currently unoffical Universal-CD avaiable, we don't need > much work to prepare: http://download.libexec.de/ting/2007.0/ > > Thanks to dertobi for the great work ;-) > Maybe he can support you with necessary and up-to-date catalyst files. > > Please don't put this suggestion to your trash can, because you > personally don't need or want it. The Univeral-CD is and was always a > great installation-media, and it was simple. > > This is no suggestion against the LiveCD or the Installer! > > Thanks > Peter Weber > > > > > > > On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 10:23 -0800, Chris Gianelloni wrote: >> Hello everyone, >> >> Release Engineering is in the planning stages for 2008.0, so we're >> asking for input from the community on things that they'd like to see >> added/changed/removed from our release media. All requests should be >> something Release Engineering actually can accomplish, like profile >> changes, or changes to the stages or ISO images. We are interested in >> all ideas, though we may only choose a few, as time and mirror space are >> definite considerations. >> >> So, if you'd like to see something changed in Gentoo's releases, come on >> over to the gentoo-releng mailing list and join in the fun! >> >> -- >> Chris Gianelloni >> Release Engineering Strategic Lead >> Games Developer >

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