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Re: redesigning the debian installer

On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 11:36:03PM -0600, Erik Andersen wrote:

> 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.

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but doesn't this require central
coordination of a sort of "magic number registry"?

I think I would prefer something like "Installer-Follows: module
[,module, ...]"  (e.g. the menus that must precede this one) and have
the installer figure out which order in which they're supposed to be

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