Re: RFC: live-initramfs 2.x features
On Tuesday 19 January 2010 23:39:44 Daniel Baumann wrote:
> over the time, the current live-initramfs has shown that new features
> cannot be added without ugly hacks and that it needs to be rewritten in
> a more modern, modular way.
Not also changing language from shell to python/perl/C, right ? :-)
> * Allow to include system completely in initrd.img (like debirf).
I second this, that way a not-so-dumb adsl gateway with just dhcp and tftp can
dispatch debian live to a SOHO. Not a bad feature at all.
> * i18n/l10n support during early userspace (gettext, po4a)
I'll prioritize that, for the sake of doing right the first time, or otherwise
nobody will enable this after the codebase grown a bit far.
Your list is really good, nothing more to add, maybe some GUI to configure/help
the trickiest runtime features (like e.g. persistence/snapshots).
I see that the once dreamed feature of really fast boot times using "some
default common" resume image are now abandoned-ware ;-)