jhs at berklix.org
Sun Mar 2 10:48:50 UTC 2008
> From: Lars Tunkrans <lars.tunkrans at bredband.net>
> Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 19:24:00 +0100
Lars Tunkrans wrote:
> It Is my opinion that the release media should transition to DVD format .
> All new hardware is shipped with DVD-players these days and the old stuff
> with CD players is becoming rather uncommon.
The wish is not new, & not specific to this list amd64 at freebsd.org,
& has already discussed to completion (on hackers@ I guess), but briefly:
CDROM Uncommon in shops [if true] != uncommon in machines in use.
A DVD would not obviate need for CDs too.
A DVD would present more load on mirrors.
The re@ team don't have infinite free time to also roll a DVD for
free download. (& they're probably tired, after just rolling
2 releases in quick succesion 6.3 & 7.0 & deserve a break :-)
Anyone who wants could roll a DVD, & post URL to script & image.
I guess if anyone commits their time to do that, some subset of
existing mirrors would be willing to carry it.
You can also order/buy a DVD, http://www.freebsd.org/where.html
Julian Stacey: BSDUnixLinux C Prog Admin SysEng Consult Munich www.berklix.com
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