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Re: [SLE] SuSE distribution packaging
- From: jbarnett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Jack Barnett)
- Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 14:49:30 -0600
- Message-id: <001101bf5ed0$e5f28cf0$153046c6@xxxxxxx>
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From: Paul W. Abrahams <abrahams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: SuSE listserve <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2000 2:38 PM
Subject: [SLE] SuSE distribution packaging
> I don't know how SuSE packaged the 6.3 distribution, but I suppose
> someone ought to speak up about the packaging of 6.2. It comes in a
> cardboard folder with slots for the 6 CDROMs that comprise the
> distribution. The trouble is that the CDROMs slip out of the slots
> very easily and tend to fall out if you slant the folder even a little
> bit backwards or sometimes sideways. I'm not necessarily objecting to
> any use of cardboard for the package; even this one might have worked
> if there were retainer flaps for each CDROM.
> The rule for good packaging is simple: the CDROMs come out easily when
> you want them to and don't come out when you don't want them to.
> Anyone else observe the same thing?
> Paul Abrahams
Hell yea. Ever see the SuSE Linux 5.3 distro packaging? That is some sweet
little plastic CD-ROM case their my freind. Nothing better packaged then
the 5.3, hands down, that is the good old days. 6.3 has the card board to,
it also gets fibers on the back of the CD-ROMs. The issuse that is casing
SuSE to move to cardboard I bet is that plastic for 6 CD-ROMs would be
really BULKLY and would drive up the price of packaging to the customer.
How are you going to make a 6 CD-ROM plastic case?
When I opened up SuSE Linux 6.3, I was expecting a nice plastic cd case, but
pull out this cardboard cut out and really got me thinking about it.
It doesn't really matter to me, either way, after I get the distro installed
and get all the good package installed the distro media goes up on my book
self, rarely touched with ever again.. unless I get the joy of doing another
install : )
Ever see the Solaris 7 disk set, it has about the same amount of disk, but
they put it in this plastic folder type CD case, it looks nice, but is real
bulking and flat, hard carry around all day. It is about the size of a
peice of printer paper. It is nice, but looks REALLY weird and can't really
put it in a cd tower with all the other Unix media/software.
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