Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jul 2005 16:23 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris TuxMachines has a quick look at Mandriva Linux 2006 Beta 1. This beta has been quietly released over the weekend; DistroWatch lists the mirrors where you can download. You can see the full package list here, and a screenshot gallery here.
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rkirkl:
by AdamW on Tue 19th Jul 2005 17:50 UTC
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Mostly because we'd have to QA the DVD release separately from the CD release, which slows the whole process down. You don't have to use three DVDs; there are several scripts floating around which will convert a set of CD images into a working single DVD image. There's some threads on the Club forum with these scripts in, if you're not a member, check Google. Or you can simply get the small boot image, boot.iso , and use it to install from the .iso files directly, no need to write them to anything.

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RE: rkirkl:
by rklrkl on Tue 19th Jul 2005 18:29 in reply to "rkirkl:"
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2005-07-06

> Mostly because we'd have to QA the DVD release separately from the CD release, which slows the whole process down.

But my point is that Fedora do take the time to do this (even with their test releases) and still seem to have a breakneck pace to their releases (admittedly, they're finally slowing down their release schedule, which is a bit of a relief to be honest).

> here are several scripts floating around which will convert a set of CD images into a working single DVD image.

Which you could use yourself and post up an "unsupported" DVD version if you don't feel like QA'ing it (or, perhaps, delay the QA and then move it into a supported tree when the QA is actually done).

DVD's of distros are becoming the norm nowadays (because of cheap drives/media and the fact that many distros won't fit on a single CD any more) - even Knoppix is now available on DVD. I've personally given up downloading multi-CD distros and I'm sure I'm not the only one out there...

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RE[2]: rkirkl:
by AdamW on Tue 19th Jul 2005 19:36 in reply to "RE: rkirkl:"
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2005-07-06

I still think this is a very trivial thing, and it's only beta 1, for pete's sake. There's always a DVD ISO of the final release. If running a script or installing from disk is too much effort for you, go ahead and skip the beta, then get on with your life. ;)

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