[arch-dev-public] Additional Package ISOs

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Fri Sep 28 14:58:13 EDT 2007

Am Thu, 27 Sep 2007 18:33:09 -0500
schrieb "Aaron Griffin" <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:

> There are a handful of users who would like to have a giant iso of
> packages to aid in installing on boxes with slower networks (for
> instance, they could download and burn the ISOs from school).

I think _now_ a huge iso doesn't make much sense. Remember we are
running a rolling release distribution. We often have .so bumps and
packages move from and out of core repo. Packages come and go. It would
force us to almost daily create such a huge_iso. Our rolling release
distribution forces most users to have a good internet connection. A
very quick outdated huge_iso is not very helpful in this case though
some might find it helpful.

But this all would change when we offer a _NON_rolling release
distribution. Then a fixed and free of license issues ISO-set is a

Some of you might know that I have the intention to maintain and
release a rockstable fixed distribution based on ArchLinux. But that's
another topic ;)


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