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[Clarification?] Re: Testing CDs for GNOME3, KDE and LXDE are missing from the download page

On 3/9/2017 3:21 AM, Steve McIntyre wrote:
learnerlone@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
The download page for Debian stable CDs at
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-cd/ has a bunch
of options like CD-1, CD-2, etc., KDE, LXDE and XFCE.

But the download page for Debian testing CDs at
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-cd/ does not
seem to have CD-1 (GNOME3), KDE, LXDE, etc.

Why is that?

We've stopped building CDs for most purposes - they're just too small
to be useful in a lot of cases, and have been causing issues for
users. We also switched to offering the choice of desktop at tasksel
time, which makes it less important to offer multiple different CDs
tuned to install each desktop.

For some time now we've only been building two CDs per architecture:
the netinst and *1* single-desktop installer CD for xfce. If you want
to install other desktops, grab the netinst and select during
installation or use DVD#1.

I hope that applies only to pre-release versions.
I am bandwidth limited and depend on purchased DVD sets of released versions.