Subject: Precompiled binaries and patches
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
Date: 11/09/1994 13:10:50
With the release of 1.0 now done, the following questions came to my mind:
- A lot of us 'current-users' have already compiled a lot of packages
wth the beta releases. For example, I compiled emacs, TeX, gcc-2.6.1,
xv, etc. And a lot of us will have done the same thing. So.. is there
anything settled on ftp sites for precompiled binaries? Together we could
set up a nice set of binaries pretty quickly, and the availability
of binaries will help a lot of people to get started with NetBSD.
- I noticed that patches that are available to 1.0. They come in the form
of source patches, which is good, but: I think a lot of folks won't
have the sources installed, because of lack of diskspace, for example.
Would it be a good idea to make the fixed & recompiled binaries
available too (not the whole binary distribution, just the fixed
programs)? With kernel patches, this would mean I new version of the
install floppy too.