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From: Caleb Cushing <xenoterracide@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] more up to date minimal install cd
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 14:25:49
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] more up to date minimal install cd by "Marijn Schouten (hkBst)"
1 I personnally would like to see stage tarballs updated more frequently
2 if an arch receives a major update in system, like gcc or glibc, even
3 if this is only an r patch because these are a pain to install, and by
4 update I mean something new goes stable. Such releases are infrequent,
5 but make it painful when doing a new install because you know that you
6 have to rebuild world from the start.
8 On 3/1/07, Marijn Schouten (hkBst) <hkBst@g.o> wrote:
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12 > Andrew Gaffney wrote:
13 > > Also, what's the point? Everything you use to install from the minimal
14 > > is fetched from the internet. The only thing that an updated minimal
15 > > would give us is a slightly more hardware support during the install.
16 >
17 > This slightly more hardware support is almost always what new boxen need. Of course people can
18 > install Gentoo from another more up to date other distro, but wouldn't it be better if that were
19 > optional and not mandatory? That if people have new hardware which is not supported by their own
20 > distro, that they can pop in the latest gentoo cd and know that if there is any distro whose
21 > install cd supports their hardware, that gentoo will too?
22 >
23 > There would also be many more chances to fix things, since these images would be relatiely short
24 > lived. Since each image would be more similar than the previous one than our current 6 months apart
25 > releases are to eachother, testing could be spread out more. And our users would get more chances
26 > to help us test. Releng might not have to take a snapshot and try to stable it a la debian. Instead
27 > all developers could work together to fix bugs in stable found by users testing the install cd.
28 >
29 > Marijn
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Re: [gentoo-dev] more up to date minimal install cd Cory Visi <merlin@g.o>