FreeBSD 7.0 on DVD

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Fri Feb 1 02:43:33 PST 2008

Bachilo Dmitry wrote:
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My EXMH doesnt seem to repond well above, clicking on reply.
So, Mouse copying off screen that is:

> Good day, everybody.
> As far as I know there will be now 3 installation CDs for FreeBSD 7.0, I 
> wonder, isn't it a time to begin making the FreeBSD installation DVDs. Sinse 
> most people already have this drive anyway, why not make the DVD al least as 
> an option? It would so ease the install process, which now require to change 
> the CDs making the autoinstall impossible.
> What do I understand wrong?

This could be a FAQ !

There are already others rollings DVDs of BSD, I can't remember
URLs, look on maybe based on FreeBSD or ? & Others
been doing it for years too for commercial sale.

As FreeBSD can't give up rolling CDs, rolling DVDs would just be
More work for the re@ team, so it's their choice if they want to
do yet more work. I guess they might not as they've just pushed out
6.3 & still working on 7.0 :-)

Nothing to stop others writing scripts on top of or diffs to src/release to
generate DVDs, ( I did similar years back for my own CD set extensions)
but it's work maintaining changes to src/release & ports build, &
then you need to distribute your images. More unpaid work.

Would be attractive if FreeBSD were a a commercial company.
(& some of re@ work I think for CD/DVD distributors), so maybe
already available via eg FreeBSDMall or whoever else if you pay $$.

Additionaly, free ftp mirror sites might not be keen on larger
incremental loads of DVD size rather than CD size.

Click via Getting FreeBSD 
and you can "Pre-Order FreeBSD 7.0 DVD" 

Anyone know if Dimitry should change his mailer sender config &/
or If I need a config tweak to my EXmh-2.7.2 On FreeBSD-6.2-RELEASE,
to avoid the mess above on clicking "Reply-All".  (No I'm not looking
for "Abandon EXMH, use my better XYZ", but if there's a
config tweak to EXMH ? )

Julian Stacey.  BSD Unix Linux Net Consultant, Munich.

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