[Mageia-dev] Final set of isos for Mageia 3

Rémi Verschelde remi at verschelde.fr
Tue Oct 2 23:13:09 CEST 2012

2012/10/2 Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com>:
> As everybody can see from the afore mentioned discussion as well as by
> the answers to this announcement it is not possible to cater to each
> and everybody's needs & wishes.
> And at the end it wraps up everything resulting in a customized Mageia live cd.
> This way Mageia would only have to distribute even less ISOs than
> currently planned (saving QA time) and everybody can roll his/her own
> flavor, depending on the purpose (showing and hand-out at events, in
> your environment, for special projects, etc.)
> I know that there is a way to do this already but I'm talking about a
> userfriendly "interactive tool" for the not so experienced. Looking at
> the work&time Mageia could save in future it may be a reasonable
> suggestion.

I fail to see how it would be better from a QA point of view, since
the purpose of this change is to decrease the number of ISOs that we
have to test to ensure that Mageia works as intended... Should we make
a blog post saying “Hey guys it took too much time to test all the
LiveCDs and DVDs we used to ship previously, so now we don't provide
any medium and you just have to make your own... of course we can't
ensure the distribution will behave as intended because we didn't test
it :)”?

But I guess I may have misunderstood your point.
Though if it is really about letting people create their own customs
ISOs instead of using ours, I fail to see how it could be more
user-friendly that having to download a 1 GB LiveDVD and to burn it or
dump it on a USB key. I suppose most end-users would just freak out
when they see that they have to do most of the job by themselves. At
least I would.


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