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
The LiveCD does this.
> * More flexibility as with Minimal-CD and LiveCD
The only "flexibility" that the universal has over the LiveCD is in allowing you
a little more customization during a networkless install. However, you can
always customize after the fact after installing with the installer.
> * Compared with LiveCD the footprint is generally small (necessary
> hardware, size of image)
If you want small, use the minimal. Also, you seem to be forgetting the GRP CD,
which is required to make the universal CD actually useful.
> * 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)
Why can't you open a terminal and install? I know I've done it many times from
> * 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?
Good for them.
> * There are currently unoffical Universal-CD avaiable, we don't need
> much work to prepare: http://download.libexec.de/ting/2007.0/
You're always welcome to build your own media if you don't like what we put out.
Keep in mind that we are *volunteers*. We like the LiveCD, because it's easier
to build and test. That means less time taken and less stress for us. If you
don't like it, become a dev and volunteer for release engineering, and build the
universal CDs yourself.
Andrew Gaffney http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
Gentoo Linux Developer Catalyst/Installer + x86 release coordinator
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