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Re: [opensuse-marketing] Opensuse 11.0 boxed versions?
  • From: Bryen <suserocks@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:47:40 -0500
  • Message-id: <1214336860.4543.74.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 21:04 +0200, Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC) wrote:
Hi all,

OpenSuSE 11.0 has reached maturity and has gone GM, and as a result has
been released onto the download mirrors. Boxed versions are still not
available however, unless they are on pre-order. Something in the
marketing is wrong as if the software is release it should be available
in all forms.


I agree that there needs to be a faster turn-around between GM release
and Boxed release. If I recall correctly, the 10.3 Boxed release was
seriously delayed for whatever reason.

However, I think it is next to impossible to release Boxed
simultaneously to GM release, for the very nature of how this project
works. If I'm not mistaken, the project went Gold only a few short days
before actual release. Simply put, that's not enough time to print the
manuals, burn the DVD's, test everything is shippable, and be ready on
GM release day.

What should be done, whomever is in charge of the Boxed release, is to
ensure that there are no long delays as we experienced in 10.3.

Bryen

Why must a person who is supporting the OpenSuSE distro by buying a
boxed version have to wait longer for it than those who can download it?
The software has gone public and yet some of the public cannot access
it, and I speak for those who might want boxed sets and who have no
distributor in their country i.e. South Africa, as well as pitiful line
speeds.

When are the boxed sets going to be available, not on pre-order, but as
a live order as I have seen nothing on the announcements list ?

Regards
Hylton

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