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- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: OpenBSD 3.5
- From: "Edward A. Gardner" <eag_(_at_)_ophidian_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 17:26:11 -0600
Just received the 3.5 CDs. A few comments on packaging and such.
Between the tiny font and low print density, the detailed installation
instructions (the ones that run to several pages, actually an installation
example) are totally illegible. I checked with previous versions, they had
much higher print density (darker text) and I can read them. I don't know
if this is due to a font change (like I said, I can't read it), a different
printer, or normal variation, but there is a major difference between my
copies of 3.2 or 3.4 and 3.5.
Above was in ideal lighting; installations often get done in poor
lighting. If you can't increase the brochure size to allow a larger font
size, I suggest deleting this from the brochure, replacing it with a text
file on the CDs and a statement (in a large font) along the lines of "Print
file xyz for detailed installation example".
The plastic CD case arrived with the plastic prongs that hold the CDs in
place broken for 2 of the 3 CDs. That makes the case almost useless. I'd
just as soon you'd used a cheap cardboard mailer. Such a mailer could be
flatter and might also let you save on postage (letter rate vs. parcel).
Looking at the three CDs, it occurs to me that I'd prefer a single
DVD. I've no idea the current economics of DVD reproduction, but if / when
you choose to offer a DVD I'd purchase it in preference to multiple CDs
(even if it cost a few dollars more).
Edward A. Gardner eag at ophidian dot com
Ophidian Designs 719 593-8866 voice
1262 Hofstead Terrace 719 210-7200 cell
Colorado Springs, CO 80907