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From: "Marijn Schouten (hkBst)" <hkBst@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] more up to date minimal install cd
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 14:18:56
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] more up to date minimal install cd by Andrew Gaffney
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4 Andrew Gaffney wrote:
5 > Also, what's the point? Everything you use to install from the minimal
6 > is fetched from the internet. The only thing that an updated minimal
7 > would give us is a slightly more hardware support during the install.
9 This slightly more hardware support is almost always what new boxen need. Of course people can
10 install Gentoo from another more up to date other distro, but wouldn't it be better if that were
11 optional and not mandatory? That if people have new hardware which is not supported by their own
12 distro, that they can pop in the latest gentoo cd and know that if there is any distro whose
13 install cd supports their hardware, that gentoo will too?
15 There would also be many more chances to fix things, since these images would be relatiely short
16 lived. Since each image would be more similar than the previous one than our current 6 months apart
17 releases are to eachother, testing could be spread out more. And our users would get more chances
18 to help us test. Releng might not have to take a snapshot and try to stable it a la debian. Instead
19 all developers could work together to fix bugs in stable found by users testing the install cd.
21 Marijn
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Re: [gentoo-dev] more up to date minimal install cd Caleb Cushing <xenoterracide@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] more up to date minimal install cd Simon Stelling <blubb@g.o>