Re: State of graphical installer
Quoting Martin Schulze (email@example.com):
> State of graphical installer
> Does anybody know the current state of the graphical installer? Using
> debconf for d-i was said to have the benefit of hooking different
> frontends to it and the gtk/gnome frontend is one of them.
> Michael Cardenas also provided the first version of a graphical
> installer a couple of years ago (1-2) but I don't remember any
> progress or work being done to it.
> Is anybody interested in reviving it and working on a graphical
> installation method?
As answered quickly on IRC, Joey Hess mentioned in his Oldenburg
report that Konstantinos and Colin showed some interest.
I may add that people working on Hindic script languages localization
issues would probably be highly interested as a recent conclusion was
that having a kind of graphical installer using GTK and the Pango
library is the only way to properly display Hindic languages.
(it would also help a lot for all languages needing some
preprocessing, such as right-to-left languages or Thai, or probably
several other languages)
Early post-sarge development is probably the most appropriate moment
for reviving all this.