> I would buy an official release on USB or preferably sd card, if it > was on offer. Presumably the production costs would be less as well.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ How do you figure that? We put everything on the internet. Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of downloads happen, and the more convenient it becomes the fewer sales occur. That is the nature of the situation. USB devices will be the same, except you cannot farm out "writing them" to just anyone. Production costs are not the problem. The problem is that there is ZERO RETURN on the effort taken. I thank the crowd for once again suggesting we (me? people I know?) should spend time on doing something which a very small handful of people want. I was going to work on some source code today, but I'll get right on this task, pricing out USB sticks and trying to find a way to make this work. /sarc > (And also.. not liking to complain, but the last two CD releases > have had irritating bugs in them. Disc 2 of 5.7 was fubar, and had to > be replaced, and the source tree on 5.8 wasn't correct either. At > least on flash memory, problems could be cheaply and easily corrected > at the last minute ;-) ) So you have a solution already. But still, I should invest my time at finding a good USB stick, oh it should have a write protect switch that actually works, oh we need to use epoxy to glue it, oh and people who will write each of them, and god help us if the usb sticks are bad and have `irritating bugs'. Come on people. What do you want us to do? Product manufacture, or software development? Make up your mind.