RELEASE discs & ISO images (for future)

Vadim Goncharov vadim_nuclight at
Sun Mar 23 22:04:39 PDT 2008

Hi Rainer Duffner! 

On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 13:21:14 +0100; Rainer Duffner wrote about 'Re: RELEASE discs & ISO images (for future)':

>>  >>>> Therefore, my opinion is that we should publish a DVD image in the
>>  >>>> future that contains everything we have today on disc{1,2,3} docs
>>  >>>> and livefs CD.  The size of such an DVD would be 1.95 GB for
>>  >>>> 7.0-RELEASE/i386.
>>  >>>> 
>>  >>>> For those who don't want or need packages and docs, a smaller CD
>>  >>>> image with just the install bits (and maybe the fixit FS) could be
>>  >>>> provided, and of course the small "bootonly" image, but nothing
>>  >>>> else.  Providing five or more CD images is rather last century like,
>>  >>>> in my opinion.
>>  >>> 
>>  >>> Yes, but DVD is still in the future.
>>  >> Why ? I've used Dru's nice blog at
>>  >>
>>  >> (slightly adapted, using mdconfig -d -u /dev/md0) to create my own
>>  >> bootable dvd (of disc[1-3].iso and docs.iso) in only a few minutes time.
>>  > 
>>  > Yours own, but not official.
>> What is the practical difference?  It's quite easy do
>> create such a DVD, even for FreeBSD novice users.
>> I've also mentioned several times (and you have ignored
>> it several times) that you can buy an official DVD.
> Yeah, but he wants an official, rubber-stamp kind-of, Daemon-branded, ISO.
> ;-)
> Must order one of these DVDs myself, though.

Exactly. The looking rock-solid thing from vendor users can trust of.
Personall me don't need and CDs/DVDs - cvsup is enough :)

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