Re: [SLE] OpenSUSE is launched

From: Ken Schneider (suse-list_at_bout-tyme.net)
Date: 08/11/05

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    To: suse-linux-e@suse.com
    Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 07:02:07 -0400
    
    

    On Thu, 2005-08-11 at 09:16 +0200, Guillermo Ballester Valor wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I would like to OpenSUSE to consider the possiblity of use jigdo to download
    > releases with a lot of save for servers and clients. I wrote a small comment
    > in opensuse wiki I repeat here:

    You need to join the opensuse email list and post it there. I think
    there is an effort to keep opensuse off of this list. YMMV.

    >
    > We could use jigdo to download the ISO files with a lot few space used in
    > mirrors and saving a lot of banwidth. In addition, OpenSuse could offer more
    > formats (as DVD) with very few effort. This method has been used to
    > reassemble the released double layer DVD for SuSE 9.3 into two single layer
    > DVD. jigdo is used actively in distributions as Debian.
    >
    > You can read more about it at
    >
    > http://www.susewiki.org/index.php?title=Remastering_dvd_with_jigdo
    >
    > This time, OpenSUSE only should have to generate the 'jigdo' and 'template'
    > files, with links to the ftp tree where to download the packages.
    >
    > Assume you have all the CD set of first beta. Then, 10 days later, a second
    > beta is released. In this second beta only 10% of packages has changed. Why
    > have you to download again all the isos, with 90% of repeated RPMS?. jigdo is
    > here for help!. Basically, this is what we would have to do:
    >
    > 1) Download the jigdo and template files. Tipically few MB for a CD/DVD iso.
    > 2) Mount the old version CD or DVD. To mount the ISO files are even better
    > 3) jigdo-lite script will reuse all the needed contain from old media and
    > will download the new files from ftp server, creating the new isos :)
    >
    > As result:
    >
    > A) The mirrors don't have to allocate all the possible set of CD/DVD isos,
    > only the ftp tree with individual packages, and small jigdo files.
    > B) The server save a lot of banwidth
    > C) The clients save a lot of download time. It is interesting for most users
    > with narrow bandwidth.
    >
    > Guillermo
    >
    >
    > El Miércoles, 10 de Agosto de 2005 09:34, Andreas Jaeger escribió:
    > > Sorry for the short announcement.
    > >
    > > We have now launched openSUSE and released SUSE Linux 10.0 OSS Beta1
    > > to the public.
    > >
    > > All ISOs and FTP trees have been synced out. The ISOs do not contain
    > > sources, they are only part of the FTP tree inside the "inst-source"
    > > directory.
    > >
    > > Please note that the OSS edition of SUSE Linux 10.0 do only contain open
    > > source software. Therefore java and depending packages are missing atm.
    > > This does also include OpenOffice.org for now. We do definitively not want
    > > to lock out the open source Java community, so we decided to offer these
    > > with an extra YaST installation source on our server ("inst-source-java"
    > > directory). OpenOffice.org does live there also. This package repository
    > > can be added in the YaST "Installation Source" manager as additionally
    > > source.
    > >
    > > General download instructions and mirrors can get found on this page
    > >
    > > http://opensuse.org/index.php/Download
    > >
    > > Have fun and keep in mind to read the "most annoying bugs" page before your
    > > download ;)
    > >
    > > http://opensuse.org/index.php/Bugs%3Amost_annoying_bugs
    > >
    > >
    > > Andreas
    >
    > --
    > Guillermo Ballester Valor
    > gbv@oxixares.com
    > Ogijares, Granada SPAIN
    > Linux user #117181. See http://counter.li.org/
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    >
    >
    >

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    Ken Schneider
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      the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge
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