Subject: Re: CDROMs
To: Current NetBSD <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Eric Delcamp <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/04/1997 14:54:42

We could make a different system to get useable SOURCE-only CD for all

-Make a CD-ROM with all sources (compressed) and a per-architectures binary
for compilers and tools.
-Make a boot floppy to start install (one or two per architecture).

With the floppy, you can install the common source code and some common
files from the CD. The rest of install is constructed with a compilation of
the source (and using the tools on the CD).
It's a bit complicated, but with a system like this, we have a common CD and
need to create only one or two floppy.

-----Original Message-----
From: Markus Illenseer <>
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
Cc: <>
Date: samedi 1 novembre 1997 22:37
Subject: Re: CDROMs

>> CDs are cheap.  Make one with tons o' sources, and then
>> one more for each architecture with binaries (or maybe
>> just the ones with a relatively large user base...)
> You obviously have no idea about the costs of not only creating a CD-ROM
>(cheapest part) but to distribute and taking the risk, not speaking of
>daring the money.
> How many CD-ROMs would you dare to order from the CD-ROM Manufacturer
>(pressing machine)?
> Which architecture to start with? Which to follow?
> Pardon my tongue, but it gives me the creeps when people start talking
>like you.
>Markus Illenseer
>PS: You really could strip the To: and Cc:, could you?