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Bug 1354201 - SUSE Studio ImageWriter probably shouldn't be recommended
Summary: SUSE Studio ImageWriter probably shouldn't be recommended
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: install-guide
Version: devel
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jaromir Hradilek
QA Contact: Fedora Docs QA
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-07-10 16:20 UTC by Chris Murphy
Modified: 2018-01-31 02:57 UTC (History)
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Description Chris Murphy 2016-07-10 16:20:24 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 23
Fedora 24

Actual results:

Docs says "Download and run the SUSE Studio ImageWriter or Rawrite32." The ImageWriter link URL is

The problems are:
- I can't verify the provenance of the binary downloaded from that link. I get 404 errors when I try to get to each parent directory, so I have no idea what this binary really is, who produced it, how old it is, what version it is, etc. I think recommending users download an almost random binary on Windows of all OS's probably isn't good advice.

- openSUSE considers ImageWriter unmaintained. "We used to have SUSE Studio ImageWriter compiled for windows, but this is not maintained anymore."

And they point to a different URL for that project than we do, which hasn't had a pull request or issue responded to in over a year. Nevertheless the code there is probably newer than the binary we're offering to download.

Expected results:

Let's just recommend Rawrite32, it's recently updated and it looks like the binaries are signed.

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