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Re: Thoughts on the installer (early)



> So, if it is going to be restructured, I'd like to find these features
> on the new one too.

I don't think a restructuring is in order, other the one that has been
ongoing for a while.  Those features will still be in place, if I
understand the way the new installer works at this point.  I don't
think it is up to the user, however, it starts trying interfaces one
at a time with a certain priority until it finds one that initializes
correctly.

> Sure, you are right, but let user make their choice: this mean that
> gtk-fb will depend (and go) on a CD or network installation.  With

Yes, I'm beginning to realize that this is probably the best place for
it (CD install).

> > I admit I'd rather have a less hokey widget set, but the other
> > advantage of BOGL is a compact utf8 and i18n library; does GTK have
> > something similar?
> 
> I think this is not the point and taking the discussion on "this is
> better and
> this is not" whill not help.

Actually, I think this is a very important point.  First, it has to
have international support.  Second, the author? of bogl admits to it
having a hokey widget set.  Well, that is the tradeoff between size
(fit on a floppy) and usability.  I think its a justified tradeoff for
floppy based installations, the more I think about it.

I still think we should examine whether using the frame buffer over X
would be a benefit.  Once the code is written for one, it should be
easy to make it work for the other (although I couldn't get
gtk-hello.c to compile with the frame buffer :))
--
Chris Ruffin <cmruffin@debian.org>


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