Victor Chew wrote:
I don't think an extra torrent is necessary.
Necessary is not. The rsync alternative is also not really necessary. But they are convenient. For users that already use the torrent download method, using an alternative torrent instead of the "full iso image" torrent would be very simple; simpler than adding one more tool (rsync) for the same users to manage / learn / use.
On another matter, I have noticed a couple of things about the fdubcd image in 5.3.4 (in addition to INTELPIU and ASTRA):
_ The volume label of fdubcd.img is (still)
(that's 11 characters, uppercase). This is of course just a minor detail, and does not affect functionality.
_ By zeroing out (aka. wiping with one pass only) the _empty_ space inside the fdubcd.img image (there are several ways to do this), the resulting gzip file is about 95KB smaller. Alternatively, creating a new image (with exactly the same formatting characteristics) and copying the files (in the "right order") should lead to the same effect (the empty space has been "polluted" after several updates already performed in its content, since the first time we used this superfloppy image). Not critical either, of course.