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From: Peter Weber <peterle@×××××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature requests for 2008.0 - Universal-CD
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 21:19:13
Message-Id: 1202160035.2061.25.camel@thinkpad.homenetwork
In Reply to: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature requests for 2008.0 by Chris Gianelloni

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:

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!

Peter Weber

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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