On 2015-11-30, Tati Chevron <chev...@swabsit.com> wrote: >>in my case, a USB stick would be actually useful for installing machines >>-- unlike the CD sets (I haven't had a working optical drive in the last >>5+ years). Any chance for 5.9? > > 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.
Cloning CDs from a master is something that can be farmed out relatively easily. Writing an image to USB/SD, not so much, especially when you're going to want that to be done securely. > (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 ;-) ) Who is going to update these? Especially at short notice. >>(Making them unconditionally read-only would be probably a good thing, >>too.) > > This, too, I see a value in. And who is going to trust this? There's a significantly higher bar to invisibly tampering with a pressed and printed CD than a USB stick. (Also it kind-of makes the previous request an impossibility...)