[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Fri Nov 5 21:35:06 CET 2010

Le 2010-11-05 10:01, Juergen Harms a écrit :
> On 11/05/2010 06:55 AM, andre999 wrote:
>> I would make all delta updates relative to the distro release, i.e.
>> - main = foo-1
>> - upd_full = foo-2, foo-3, foo-4, etc
> I have a feeling that just distributing snapshots of the update
> repositories (they are relative the release) is a wise thing to start
> with. That is simple, does not require new software and is easy to put
> in place. If Mageia wants to go further, it might be a good step to
> learn from (how much is it used, what has a tendency to go wrong, do
> people have difficutlies ...) and base furthers steps upon.
> Re risk - updates have a certain risk that an update introduces
> problems, you cant get away from that, however the packages are
> distributed.
> One thought based on dealing with risks and being selective with
> introducing updates: how about adding to a DVD with update packages also
> a structure (plain file ?) with the corresonponding security advisories?
> This entire discusion is on making life easy for users with bad
> connectivity - they might like to avoid fetching advisories over the net
> also.
> But I really think that some learning is necessary. How many users will
> need such a facility? how much investment is justified in creating the
> facility?

I think it's more of how much have people become accustomed to having 
their dial-up connections tied up for hours for an ISO download and then 

I am on two projects, Mageia and LibreOffice, and on both I have read 
from people who were hoping to be heard that they only have dial-up and 
could this please be considered. I think that dial-up connections are 
more prevalent than we think. We "high speed" internet users seem to 
lose sight that some of our market targets are dial-up service members.

I don't know if they would use any of these services. They may have 
become so accustomed to tying up their phone lines for long periods of 
time, that they may not even care any more even if Community services 
were available. It may mean a matter of their local Mageia Community 
advertising the fact that these service are available.


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