On Wed, 01 Aug 2001 at 16:10:12 -0700, Jordan Hubbard wrote:
> From: Steve Price <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: 4.4-RELEASE discs (was Re: cvs commit: src/contrib/bzip2 ...)
> Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 16:34:43 -0500
> > That brings up something I've been meaning to ask. Is there now
> > going to be two sets of ISOs? Will they be using the same package
> > set? The reason I ask is because Murray just asked about having a
> > set on the 15th and I just assumed these would be the ones that you
> > are using. Is that true or is he asking about something else?
> Only one set, containing your "official" package set. Anything Murray
> may choose to do with his WRS hat on is, of course, up to him and his
> employer. I think it's a bit late to be talking about switching
> compression formats for the packages myself, which is why I'm deciding
> not to do this for FreeBSD's distribution, but we've also clarified
> that WRS is under no obligation to take our packages or ISO images
Personally, I hope WRS decides against doing their own thing. From a
regular user's standpoint, having two separate ISOs (the project one and
if WRS decided to roll their own for disc 1) would be confusing as
"But, but, but, I got the ISO from the FTP site and the docs say that it
supports bzip2 packages... so how come all of mine are tgz?"
This will also make keeping the docs in order way more difficult than
they should be. I don't even want to think of bikeshed that will ensue
as to who's stuff the docs should cover...
"It should cover WRS' because that's the official CD producer!"
"It should cover FreeBSD's because that's, uh... FreeBSD!"
Just my $0.02.
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