DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2005-10
Re: Install Log
On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 10:45:57 -0700 (PDT)
Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ok, well even though I am responding to the first message in this
> chain I did read through all the other responses and, generally
> speaking, there was a lot of good information there.
> I really don't want to put the sources on the release ISO, for
> many reasons which I will iterate.
> * Any sources will become instantly obsolete the day they are
I don't really agree with this characterization. Consider the sources
for a RELEASE branch. 98% of them won't change during the entire
lifecycle of the branch. I wouldn't call that "instantly obsolete".
> * Anyone who can download the release can also download the
> This is certainly not entirely true for people who get the
> release on a mailed CD, but it is again a matter of the vast
> majority of people having access to the internet.
A nightly tarball of the sources would help make this "more true". As
has been pointed out, not everyone has/wants to use CVS/CVSup.
> * I want DragonFly to be small enough to fit on other people's
> multi-session CD's (I don't want our official dist to itself
> be multi-session). This would not prevent you from creating
> your own multi-session CD, however, since DragonFly has no
> problems recognizing such CDs.
I'm not sure what you consider "no problems," but last time I looked,
mounting a given session from a multi-session CD was utterly brutal,
requiring you to manually input the start+end tracks of the session (or
something similarly painstaking.) This may have changed since then.