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Re: redesigning the debian installer

On Thu Sep 14, 2000 at 04:47:09PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
>   Each item in the main menu is provided by an installer module. Installer
>   modules indicate that they want to appear on the menu by including the
>   following special flag in their control file:
> 	Installer-Menu-Item: nnn

I think this is brillant.  This provides a wonderfully simple way of breaking
things into chunks that can be fully groked by mere mortals, and easily
verified to be obviously correct.  It also ensure that fixing one item doesn't
break 10 other things by accident.  Very good idea.  This also means that the
installer floppy only needs the Menu items needed to select an appropriate key
mapping, select a user readable langage, and then set up networking or locate
the cdrom drive.  All the other menu items can be downloaded and added

Any proposed programing language for these modules?  C, sh, perl?


Erik B. Andersen   email:  andersee@debian.org
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