[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO

andre999 andr55 at laposte.net
Wed Nov 3 15:18:33 CET 2010

Marc Paré a écrit :
> Le 2010-11-01 01:13, andre999 a écrit :
>>> Ah, I see. I guess at this point, we would have to have direction from
>>> an SC member as to how to handle this situation. But, IMHO, we should
>>> still keep the policies/guidelines as easy as possible as we would
>>> like to get the distro into as many hands as possible.
>>> Marc
>> Good idea to have some sort of policy on non-official ISOs, but I would
>> only be interested, at least initially, in helping distribute exact
>> copies of official ISOs. And those will have checksums (md5 and/or sha1)
>> available on Mageia respositories and official mirrors, that anyone
>> could verify. (Very small files to download.)
>> We should make sure that we verify any official ISOs that we distribute.
>> I'm sure that is what the German community does.
>> - André
> I agree. I would also be only interested in distributing exact copies 
> of official ISO's. I believe this is what most people would be looking 
> for.
I like the idea of double-layer DVDs, as Graham mentioned.  Each layer 
would have its own checksum.  (For DVDs we would use sha1, which is 
stronger than md5.)
Even if Mageia produces only single-layer DVDs, we could reproduce the 
32 and 64 bit DVDs, each on its own layer, each having the same checksum 
as Mageia.
Ideally we would even print a label on the DVD, with the checksums.
(Although my DVD writer can write double-layer, it can't write labels.)

> Hey we could offer this on the Canadian Community site once it is up 
> and running.
Exactly.  The site should autodetect the language of the browser, so 
everyone (who bothers to set it) would see it in their own language.
(As long as it is English or French, of course :) )
Also links to Mageia, and other sites like MLO, etc.
It would be nice to have a (bilingual) forum.  :)
It'll be kind of fun setting up a site - haven't yet done that.

> Marc

- André

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