[arch-dev-public] will DVD size be the limit for our official repos?

Simo Leone simo at archlinux.org
Wed Jul 11 22:55:05 EDT 2007

On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 11:55:44PM +0200, Andreas Radke wrote:
> this is right if you think off users with huge bandwidth connections.
> but we had it already twice in Germany that a printed LinuxMagazin
> included the full iso, they also asked for a dvd. that always made Arch
> more public here and brought new users to the Arch community.
Ok... so then if we have too many packages to fit on whatever they want
to distribute, make up a nice subset of packages for those situations..
that's what I said wasn't it?

> but then there's also the world with poor bandwith connection where
> still poeple want to use Arch. do you remember how often users requested
> a new installation cd release in the past?
Sure, that's why we have our current release schedule. And we're
actually following it this time :)

> and there's still my intention having ArchLinux prepared for a stable
> branch that would really need to have DVD medias with all packages.
> sure the repos can be much larger. at least we have to make sure
> there's an easy way to build DVD snapshots on one or more medias
> whenever we want.
So make a way.

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