On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 05:13:57PM +0100, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:57:32 -0500 Loui Chang firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 04:11:32PM +0100, Gerhard Brauer wrote:
It's fine to see that the ISO release get so many attention. Searching with "Arch Linux 2009.02" founds a lot of announces meanwhile. Either the text of our announce news or a modified. What i see often in this news is: Arch 2009.02 released. The same "mistake" what Aaron mentioned: It's not clear for the news writers that we have a rolling release and that 2009.02 is "only" a snapshot for new installations. So we should - in the announces for the next iso release - make a bigger hint on this, like we do it on the download page on archlinux.org. Somewhat like "For new installations only. An Arch Linux system can always be updated with `pacman -Syu`"
So we should make this a bigger part in the next news IMHO.
Yeah that could be made more explicit on the Download page too.
Good point Gerhard about being more clear in the news. Could someone with priviliges do a little update of the news item?
Though I find it is already clear enough on the download page. The first thing you see on the page is : "For new installations only. An Arch Linux system can always be updated with `pacman -Syu`"
Well, "Current Release: 2009.02" can be misleading. Maybe something like "Latest ISO Installer/Snapshot: 2009.02" might be better.