|Mark W. Krentel||Jul 4, 2000 10:52 pm|
|Chris Knight||Jul 5, 2000 12:07 am|
|Willem Brown||Jul 5, 2000 12:31 am|
|Doug Barton||Jul 5, 2000 1:46 am|
|Andrew Kenneth Milton||Jul 5, 2000 1:49 am|
|Michael Robinson||Jul 5, 2000 3:21 am|
|Chad R. Larson||Jul 5, 2000 9:13 am|
|Jordan K. Hubbard||Jul 6, 2000 1:31 am|
|Jordan K. Hubbard||Jul 6, 2000 1:34 am|
|Thomas David Rivers||Jul 6, 2000 4:06 am|
|Jordan K. Hubbard||Jul 6, 2000 8:03 am|
|Adrian Filipi-Martin||Jul 6, 2000 8:12 am|
|Richard Stanaford||Jul 6, 2000 2:20 pm|
|Wilko Bulte||Jul 6, 2000 2:34 pm|
|Kenneth D. Merry||Jul 6, 2000 4:07 pm|
|Richard Stanaford||Jul 6, 2000 4:23 pm|
|Jordan K. Hubbard||Jul 6, 2000 5:10 pm|
|Jordan K. Hubbard||Jul 6, 2000 5:13 pm|
|Richard Stanaford||Jul 6, 2000 5:32 pm|
|Jonathan Michaels||Jul 6, 2000 9:21 pm|
|Subject:||Re: 4.1 disks|
|From:||Adrian Filipi-Martin (adr...@ubergeeks.com)|
|Date:||Jul 6, 2000 8:12:41 am|
On Thu, 6 Jul 2000, Jordan K. Hubbard wrote:
Is it decided yet what will be on the 4.1 disks? Is there room for the distfiles, and is it still 4 disks?
Sadly, there is no room for the distfiles anymore since even the packages, which are the #1 user requested items, are overflowing the 4 CDs. I may be able to fight and win a battle to go to 6 CDs, but that will only catch us up with packages and "various extra bits" again. Meanwhile, the distfiles have bloated up to around 3GB and only the FreeBSD toolkit can possibly accomodate even a good selection of them, so that's what we're doing now. If you want distfiles, buy the toolkit. If you want basic release bits and packages to go with them, buy the mainstream releases.
I don't know if growing the CD set to 6 CD's will really make more people happier. Maybe splitting the packages and distfiles into a add-on set similar to the toolkit would work better. Then 2 or 6 CD sets could be made available with the ports/package CD's updated more frequently if necessary.
From my perspective, i.e. from a well connected network, only the first two CD's are useful. The first thing I do is set up cvsup and bring down the latest ports.
I'd be just as happy buying a 2 CD set, even if the price was the same or only marginally lower. i.e. It is actually worth something to me to not get the extra CD's. (I'm a closet Green Party member. ;-)
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