[Mageia-dev] Mageia 3 final set of isos

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Wed Sep 19 10:20:26 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and Antoine Pitrou at 19/09/12 09:11 did gyre and gimble:
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:40:27 +0200
> Anne Nicolas <ennael1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi there
>> So here is the discussion about what isos we should keep or have for 
>> final release. We had several (many!) proposals on that topics and we 
>> need to take some decisions.
>> Here are some prerequisites I can see for what I can read in comments 
>> and review about Mageia on the web.
>> - provide a full open source software version
> Is that necessary? Instead you could have a checkbox "install
> optional proprietary software" in the installer.

I would personally prefer this too. That said, having a separate
repository on the media itself is almost the same as having two iso's
with different package selections (where one is a subset of the other),
so in terms of QA, it's about the same (less downloading but the same
number of installs).

Still probably a net positive tho'.

>> - provide CD iso(s) so that it can be quick to download (people having 
>> low band-width or paying depending how much they use it)
>> - provide live version(s)
> IMHO you could simply go for CD == live (and installable).

Perhaps, but the "live version(s)" did not necessarily specify a CD...
it could well have been a Live DVD. So I guess that's a question to
answer, should the live media be CD sized? (and I don't want to suggest
for a second that it would be worth providing both!)



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