DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-02
Re: Source tarballs?
:Just an idea which could save some time when strapping up new dfly
:machines: Could we also have source tarballs? Maybe Simon can wire up
:some stuff in the snapshot building that tars up the source and offers
:that as well. It could save some time when cvsupping, and probably
:lessen the load on the cvsup servers.
The problem with this is that some people with fast connections will get
lazy and start downloading the whole-source tar rather then cvsup'ing,
so I would prefer not to do it (at least on the main site). If other
people want to make a tar'd source archive available that is up to
them, and I have no problem adding hotlinks to the download section.
Also, the sources in the tar are going to become obsolete almost
instantly, requiring daily regeneration. This is in contrast to the
ISO images for which it is not really necessary to do a daily
Putting them on the CD is also not a good idea (just in case someone
brings that up as an idea). It bloats the CD, the sources become
obsolete almost instantly, and they present a release-management bloat
issue as well making it difficult to manage the CD release builds.