[arch-releng] BeginnersGuide (WAS: RC1 ISOs and final release)

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 06:56:13 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 12:02:14PM +0100, Gerhard Brauer wrote:
> Am Thu, 5 Feb 2009 23:28:35 -0500
> schrieb Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com>:
> > Hmm looks like the included beginner's guide needs updating.
> > I wouldn't recommend including a guide that recommends installing
> > yaourt in an official iso.
> It's in the Beginners Guide from the wiki - so discussion pro/contra
> should IMHO first go on there.
> (NB: if one uses elinks to read the wiki page he/she get the same
> information - so it's not a unique problem of the installer+docs)
> The installer has a ASCII version of the whole text from wiki.
> The part with yaourt comes in the APPENDIX section of the wiki page,
> but the ASCII version parses the whole guide.
> I would say: We should parse only the main wiki page of BeginnersGuide,
> without the Appendix. This would give enough hints to setup the new
> system incl. X. After that the new user should have a setup what
> enables him to user the wiki from a web-browser, so don't need the
> ASCII version anymore.
> My opinion: If this would be the only thing to build a new set of
> Release mediums (instead simply rename the RC1 files), then i would
> say: No new build need, lets now stay with the beginnersguide.txt.
> And do changes for the next ISO.
> Gerhard

The problem is that the Beginners Guide is not the only document that is
inconsistent, at least when it comes to the latest release.
So is the Official Guide, and both are included in the ISOs.


what to do and what not to do in public :o)

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