Proposal to drop Ubuntu alternate CDs for 12.10

Aigars Mahinovs aigarius at
Thu Aug 30 12:43:47 UTC 2012

On 28 August 2012 00:50, Steve Langasek <steve.langasek at> wrote:
> Dear developers,
> As part of ongoing efforts to reduce the number of images we ship for
> Ubuntu, and to make the desktop image more useful in a variety of scenarios,
> Dmitrijs Ledkovs has been hard at work in quantal adding support for LVM,
> cryptsetup, and RAID to ubiquity.
> The good news is that this means today we already have support in ubiquity
> for cryptsetup and LVM in the guided partitioner, with manual partitioning
> support soon to follow.  The somewhat bad news is that we will not have
> support for RAID setup in ubiquity this cycle.

I objected to this before (as a person maintaining desktop Linux
policy in a large corporate deployment, that mandates full-disk
encryption), and now I can say that with the implementation of
cryptsetup support in ubiquity my concerns are fully addressed and I
no longer have any objections to dropping the alternate CD.

This is great news :)

Best regards,
    Aigars Mahinovs        mailto:aigarius at
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