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Re: Do we need split media CDs for F12?



Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> You should also mention that:
> 
> * some arguments have been provided to potential causes of these lower
> numbers, and
> * some evidence has been provided contradicting the enormous differences
> seen at mirrors.fp.o/download.fp.o

That's true, but the torrent numbers seem to be fairly reliable (though of
course they only cover a subset of users and there may be some
statistically significant bias in the subset, so they have to be taken with
a grain of salt as well).

>> * There seem to be significant community voices in favor of dropping
> split
>> CD media.
> 
> Does "significant" here mean the numbers, or the persons that are in
> favour?

A bit of both, though it's hard to quantify the numbers from such a
discussion, especially when it just started. (If it drags along for weeks
like some other fedora-devel-list discussions, we may be able to get a
better picture, but I'm not sure the resulting list volume is worth it.)

> Completely separate from that point, we are saying we will continue to
> release CDs. We've said we see more value in quality then we do in
> quantity.

It's actually quality which some people here are worried about. Split media
need to be tested carefully, releasing them on your own means you have all
the burden of testing, and if something goes wrong, Fedora may be blamed
for it.

I personally think this concern is overblown, but I'm worried about the way
you dismiss it entirely.

        Kevin Kofler


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