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Re: f7 images for mass production



Hans de Goede wrote:
Max Spevack wrote:
On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

So the next question would be, if you are fixing important bugs and doing a respin why are you not doing a point release publicly?

I think that's a bit of a red herring. For me, it's just a matter of "if we're going to spend a bunch of money on physical media" I'd like to have any horrible bugs fixed, if we can.


Yes,

And if we spend the time to create new iso's for that, I think it would be a good idea to make those available to our end-users. Call it a .0.1 release, call it a brown paper bag release (not meant in any disrespect to DaveJ, but the kernel is kinda a brown paper bag kernel). Eitherway if we invest time and QA to make new iso's for this, we should make them available, as the time has already been invested then.

I vote for doing a new spin with:
-a new kernel included (we might have to wait a bit for this new kernel to
 become available and proven)
-perhaps an updates.img included
-perhaps one or two updates for very very critical no interaction needed
 network abusable security issues.

Regards,

Hans


I would second these. My initial experience with the first F7 ISOs was very bad. It won't install on my real hardware from DVD as the install won't recognize the drive. My second attempt was a LiveCD which promptly bombed with a listing of block errors on sr0. Didn 't even know I had an sr0. My third attempt was to load F7 in QEMU. Would only work with HTTP option. Once I got it loaded it wouldn't run with kqemu so I had to run it without acceleration and I don't need to tell you that it isn't even usable without acceleration. My next attempt was in Xen on a FC6 host. Setup a domain in virt mgr pointing to a good mirror. It started anaconda and then when it got to the partitioning screen it showed no drives or partitions available for installation. Completely hangs the install right there. So yes, I'm ready for something a little more tested.

my 2c,
Gerry


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