[conspire] Etch RC2 is out (was: Utility to rescue formatted EXT3 partition & distribution, choice?)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Mar 19 18:02:26 PDT 2007
Quoting Edmund J. Biow (biow at sbcglobal.net):
> I probably do not need a jigdo of all 22 ISOs in testing, but then
> again, the netinst may not quite give me a complete system with X and a
> window manager, so I gather that the 1 CD KDE image may be a good place
> to start.
Good news via Distrowatch:
In separate news, the second release candidate of the Debian
Installer for Etch has been released: "This should hopefully be the last
Debian Installer beta release before we release Etch. There are a lot of
images here, including: a full version of Debian etch/testing (in either
CD or DVD form) for all architectures and source; a variety of other
discs: multi-architecture CDs and DVDs, and variants of CD#1 that
default to installing KDE or Xfce rather than GNOME. All the RC2 images
are distributed as ISO, BitTorrent and Jigdo files. Please use Jigdo if
you can, as it significantly reduces the load on our servers and it may
greatly speed up your download too."
<sigh> Now, I have to decided how much of that to download and burn.
OTOH, at least some of these new variants paradoxically _reduce_ the
number I need to consider fetching. E.g.:
> There _will_ be much cheering the day Gnash is able to make YouTube
> junkies happy.
swfdec seems more promising. Note the following airing of prejudices
from the guy I quoted earlier (Benjamin Otte, lead developer on swfdec
PS: Before someone asks: Gnash is low quality, written in C++
with Boost, requires Copyright assignment, svn doesn't even
compile and it does less than my current Swfdec, so I didn't
hack on it.
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