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Author: golinux
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Added desktop-live to the install guides
On 2019-01-01 15:40, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> On Tue, 01 Jan 2019 13:51:58 -0600, golinux@??? wrote in message
> <80c73e7cb3edf956e191a56acaeb4f13@???>:
>> This useful information is beyond the scope of these INSTALL guides.
>> But there are already pages on the website that cover much of it.
>> Does it really need to be repeated?
>> https://devuan.org/os/releases
>> https://devuan.org/os/filenaming
> ..I'd say yes, we _are_ dealing with humans, the very source of human
> errors, some errors happen because humans have gold fish type attention
> spans that make them forget what they read in 2 minutes ago, often
> because they watch waaay too much TV. ;o)

Sadly, this is the world we live in.

>> desktop-live: refracta installer for bios or uefi (recommended for
>> reviews)
> ..this gives "tech" magazine writers the best impression to base their
> review story on?

It is the easiest way to have a quick look.

>> minimal-live: refracta installer console-based system (focus
>> on accessibility)
> ..this will work for blind people?

Yes. KatolaZ has worked extensively with the speakup community and the
iso has been tested by blind users on this list.

>> netinst: classic network installer, downloads packages from the
>> network
> ..we should add "all" or "ALL", saying "classic network installer,
> downloads ALL packages from the network."

Please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the base system installed from
the iso and only the choices made during the installation process

>> cd: classic CD installer with base packages (not recommended for
>> desktop)
> ..why not???

I had forgotten about that page. Yes that iso list from many years ago
needs to be harmonized with the revisions on the site.

>> >
>> > Rename to “What Installation image should I chose?”
>> >
>> There has to be a more concise way of saying that. ;) Minimalism
>> rules here. ;)
> ..some people need to be _told_ they can choose, before
> they will get off their ass choosing an option.

I'll try to find a happy medium.

>> That information is already on the index and get-devuan pages of the
>> website as well as one of the links posted above. Those who will not
>> seek will not find.
> ...and those who do not know or see they can or should seek, will not
> seek. Etc.

Exactly. Not Devuan's problem.