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
Peter Weber wrote:
> 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!
> 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