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From: Hubert Mercier <anigel@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] more up to date minimal install cd
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 14:12:01
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] more up to date minimal install cd by "Robin H. Johnson"
1 Hello everybody :)
3 I'd like to argue about this problem, since my point of view slightly
4 differs about this "problem".
6 I think that releasing installation media more often would make sense,
7 more than in the case of stages. I wrote a small article a few weeks ago,
8 about the "Small Gentoo" LiveCD (1). In just a few days, it has become one
9 of the most read articles of my site. People really often encounter
10 problems with recent hardware, and I must confess that I had sometimes to
11 bring them to "alternative" LiveCDs (2), because Gentoo minimal lacked
12 such hw support.
14 One way could be to automate LiveCD generation, as Debian or Ubuntu do
15 with their "weekly /nightly builds", but not to provide support on it.
16 Maybe we could have two kinds of releases : experimental releases,
17 automatically generated, and "official" releases ?
19 About the stages, I think things are well as they already are. Upgrading
20 to "latest gentoo release" isn't really a big problem, when you have the
21 hardware support ("emerge --sync ; emerge system -e" solves this
22 problem most of the time ?).
24 Regards,
26 Hubert.
28 (1)
29 (2)
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