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!
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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