Re: RedHat Anaconda and graphical install
On Sun, Sep 26, 1999 at 02:25:35PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Lalo Martins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > What are the chances that we use it as our graphical
> > installation option? Then we can keep a team of hackers
> > improving dbootstrap, since less people will be required to
> > make the graphical install work. (The way I see it, you'd boot
> > the CD with some loadlin parameter to run dbootstrap, or use a
> > different boot floppy; otherwise it goes to the graphical one)
> I don't really like the idea of maintaining totally separate
> applications for console and for x11. It wouldn't be all that hard to
> make a unified system for both.
Anaconda does support console. The reason I mentioned keeping
dinstall around is to have an alternative till Anaconda is
really stable; then we can trash it.
> > Of course this probably isn't going to work too well for
> > potato. If we can get it working in time to include it, fine,
> > but surely not make it the default.
> No, that seems about 0% likely.
> To be honest, for potato, I'm happy to let commercial distributions
> whip up their own GUIs install systems if they want to. Corel and
> Storm have done so (both for i386 only I think). Our priorities are
> different from theirs.
But it's agreed that we do want a graphical installation for
the next version. And some of us are working for debian
spinoffs (me and my pet project, and DZ with prosa). So, would
you ``gurus'' take a look, and would you mind if some of us
``newbies'' branched off working on it?
(Because anyway, dbootstrap is a complex piece of software, and
I don't see myself understanding it soon enought to work on it
before potato is out.)
Massimo, what do you think about Anaconda? (I know you'll like
three features of it: modular, interpreted, multi-UI)
I am Lalo of deB-org. You will be freed.
Resistance is futile.
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