[Ambassadors] Best choice for DVD CD 9 give away
mspevack at redhat.com
Mon May 19 07:31:09 UTC 2008
On Fri, 16 May 2008, Matt Domsch wrote:
> No one is denying that there are some ppc Fedora users. I sure hope
> there are, for the efforts the ppc architcture team and
> release-engineering put into it.
> However, producing media costs money; producing pressed media for
> small batches (e.g. 50) costs more per-unit than producing larger
> batches (~1000).
> A quick look at the number of Unique IP addresses downloading Fedora 9
> media this week shows:
> ppc: 4201 ( 2.6%)
> x86_64: 37074 (23.0%)
> i386: 119845 (74.4%)
> So, a split of 75% i386 and 25% x86_64 seems entirely appropriate to
> me, and a good use of the money.
> If Ambassadors wish to burn ppc media themselves to bring, they are of
> course welcome and encouraged to do so.
For what it's worth, I agree with Matt. And I'll add this observation:
while about 25% of the *downloads* are for x86_64, I would say that
about 5% of the *requests at shows* are for x86_64. It is almost
entirely not worth it to print anything en masse other than x86 Live CDs
I learned that the hard way, back in FC6, when I couldn't get rid of the
x86_64 and PPC stuff that we printed to save my life. Except for that
one dude at FOSDEM who paid us 2 Euros for a PPC DVD. That was
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