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Re: [alpine-devel] Rename proposal of alpine .ISOs

From: 7heo <>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:16:56 +0200

>Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 1:46 PM
>From: "Alan Pillay" <>
>Subject: [alpine-devel] Rename proposal of alpine .ISOs
>The current Standard" .iso" on
>is of the alpine Linux distribution + lots of packages to use it as a
>router/firewall/etc as was alpine's first goal. However, I think most
>people nowadays don't use it like that anymore. Also, there's nothing
>in the name to indicate the "Standard" .iso"comes with all those
>things. Because of that most people downloading alpine are installing
>many packages they never touch. What they actually are looking for is
>probably the "Mini" .iso. Not only that, but the "Vanilla" .iso is the
>"Mini" .iso with linux vanilla kernel, but there's nothing to indicate
>that, and it looks like Vanilla is the "Standard" .iso with some
>With all this put, I propose the following:
>Standard -> Network (Router/Firewall/VPN/VoIP/etc)
>Mini -> Standard
>What does everyone think?
>I believe this is what makes the most sense now that Alpine is a
>general purpose distribution.
>Thanks for your time.

I would also get rid of the iso format as the main one, as nobody burns installation medias anymore. It would be much better to have a dd'able installation image.

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