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Re: [vague discussion] woody boot-floppies plans

Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> writes:

> GUI:
> Bruce Perens and others are very very interested in GUI installation.
> I think this is a great idea; what I'd like to see is that
> boot-floppies provides a better framework onto which we could more
> easily build a GUI installer.  Using the dialog or whiptail widget set
> as the basis for this doesn't make sense, IMHO.

Starting in May I will have significant time to work on free
software again.  Would people be interested in my continuing my
work on the GUI installation that I began before?  If it has to
be completely rewritten from scratch, big deal--I wrote it over a
weekend before anyway.  But is the custom-library framebuffer
approach something that's agreed to be a good idea on principle?
After all, it can fit on a floppy, which X11 definitely can't.
"Welcome to the Slippery Slope. Here is your handbasket.
 Say, can you work 70 hours this week?"
--Ron Mansolino

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