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

From: lamiaworks <lamiaworks_at_skymesh.com.au>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:05:12 +1100

On 10/18/2015 11:16 PM, 7heo wrote:
>> Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 1:46 PM
>> From: "Alan Pillay" <alanppillay4_at_gmail.com>
>> To: alpine-devel_at_lists.alpinelinux.org
>> Subject: [alpine-devel] Rename proposal of alpine .ISOs
>> The current Standard" .iso" on http://www.alpinelinux.org/downloads/
>> 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
>> modifications.
>> 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.
>>
>>
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> 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.
>

My 2 bits, sorry but I'd like to disagree with this, I find iso format's
perfect for test and trialing. Also for passing on to windows users as
they seem to be able to burn them correctly first go.

thanks
scsijon


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