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I think it's best to let the user decide what he wants to download.<br>That really *is* the point of pointing people to the mirrors, directly.<br><br>I think that you are right mr.Gianelloni, give the user the choice is the best way :)<br><br><br>> Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] A stage* and distfile download script instead of links<br>> From: email@example.com<br>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org<br>> Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:12:18 -0800<br>> <br>> On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 14:57 -0600, John Alberts wrote:<br>> > I think it's a good idea too. Just a small script called 'getsources'<br>> > or something that gets a stage tarball and portage snapshot.<br>> <br>> Alright, since people seem hung up on this idea. Which stage tarball?<br>> Regular? uclibc? Hardened? What will you use to determine which version<br>> to even get? The CD itself really has nothing on it to identify the<br>> version, so how will your script know where to go?<br>> <br>> See, computers are good at dumb, repetitive tasks. They tend to suck<br>> hard on anything that requires even the slightest amount of grey matter.<br>> I think it's best to let the user decide what he wants to download.<br>> That really *is* the point of pointing people to the mirrors, directly.<br>> <br>> -- <br>> Chris Gianelloni<br>> Release Engineering Strategic Lead<br>> Games Developer<br><br /><hr /> <a href='' target='_new'></a></body>