[arch-releng] Assisting Chriss or adopting his CD as a separait project for Arch blind Users

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 13:54:41 EDT 2009

On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Keith Hinton<keithint1234 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> As one of Chris Branon's friends, and as one who has submitted
> valuable feedback, I'd like to see Chrisses CD get more support from
> the Arch team leads, etc.
> I also have another suggestion.
> Why couldn't core snapshots be automatically generated, and Chrisses
> CD/and the other official images could be all updated? As newer
> kernels came out, we could even get weekly/monthly netiso images
> automatically wich each core update, so that we'd never have to worry
> about waiting for 2 3 4 months or whatever. :)
> Just  a suggestion, only. I don't expect that this could be automated.
> I'm just suggesting something, nothing more. But the fact that this CD
> of chirsses is unofficial isn't great. He does a wonderful job. I'd
> like to see him get more people who could build CDs, or whatever. That
> way he doesn't have to do all the work, and can focuss on maintaing
> Speakup/etc.
> Maybe an #Arch-Accessibility channel should be created with an
> associated mailing list.
> Your thoughts?
> I welcome anyone including Chris and anyone else who feels that
> Accessibility is important to comment on this. I will CC this to
> Arch-General as well so that the community in general can be made
> aware of this.
> Also, I wanted to ask why weekly builds couldn't be done?
> I'm talking about autobuilds, btw, taht use your isoscripts.
> I have seen other distros that offer accessibilty I.e.
> GRML, etc, wich have automatic CDs.
> Gentoo now has minimal stage3 tarballs, and automated snapshots, etc.
> Just curious why Arch hasn't done somethinglike this.
> Thanks so much all, happy arching, and have fun!
> :)
> P.s.
> My favorite feature of the LiveCD (I've only used Chrisses bc I can't
> use the others) is that you folks don't start anything we don't want.
> This might also be a nice way to have chrisses work ported to AMD64,
> not just I386. Maybe someone has an 64-bit box to test chrisses CDs
> on?
> :)

Seconding what Dieter said here - this is more-or-less the first I've
heard of this. When we originally started discussing the release
engineering stuff, Chris and I discussed this topic a bit, but our
communication seemed to drop off.

Is there some place that this is being discussed that I am unaware of?

So let me answer the question: It hasn't been included / integrated
due to communication issues. We're simply unaware of any of this work,
as no one has told us about it.

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