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Re: [vague discussion] woody boot-floppies plans

On 6 Feb 2000, Adam Di Carlo wrote:

> I also firmly believe that the non-Debian issues much be stringently
> removed from the Debian issues.  The following are non-Debian issues
> that the debian-boot group currently has to deal with but shouldn't:
>   * hardware auto-detection (this is a Linux issue rather than a Debian one)

I disagree: This is a Debian issue Red Hat installs since 5.0 at least
autodetected all the hardware I have (mice, NICs, video cards, SCSI).
RH has a very nice hardware detector/manager named kudzu; we definatly
want to look at it before implementing our own system. (the nice thing is
that kudzu stores the hardware detected in a file, and checks it at each
reboot, so that if you add/remove a card in your machine, it will
automatically ask to add/remove the corresponding module on boot).

> 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.

Ben Pfaff had a semi-graphical install sort-of working a while
back... It's too bad it hasn't been integrated in the main tree IMHO...

and now the technical question:
'LINGUA=fr make documentation' still remakes the english version of the
doc... Did I overlook something? (this is with a cvs-current.)


- Vincent RENARDIAS  vincent@{{ldsol,pipo}.com,{debian,openhardware}.org} -
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