[arch-releng] dual arch CDs [was: A TODO draft for next installation media]

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Fri Feb 19 06:14:00 EST 2010

On 19.02.2010 12:08, Heiko Baums wrote:
> Am Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:23:06 +0100
> schrieb Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be>:
>> hmm. you lost me. why would we want this? isn't the point of creating
>> dual arch images that you do not need separate arch-specific iso's
>> anymore?
> When reading this thread for a while I'm asking myself, what's wrong
> with the separate arch-specific iso's. I mean the user has to choose
> which arch he wants to install anyway.
> Are arch-specific iso's not more KISS?
> Greetings,
> Heiko
Having devices in my home of which only some are x86_64 capable, it
definitely comes in handy to have a dual-arch CD instead of two separate
CDs. In my eyes this keeps it simpler than juggling between multiple
images and CDs. Also it gets simpler for the user on the download site
as well as for the mirrors.
Therefore, while the content of the images gets less simple, the user
experience itself becomes simpler (as in improved) which is a win in my

-- Sven-Hendrik

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