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Re: Thoughts on the installer (early)



> It's hard to tell right now what is going to make sense as far as a
> GUI front end, as we've seen by this discussion. 

I think we're converging on what would make sense.

> What I saw of gtk-fb looked really neat, pretty, etc. In fact, the
> first thing that came to my mind was, "Wouldn't that look neat for
> debian-installer".  I haven't looked at the bogl front end, so I can't
> compare how they 'look'.  I think it would be neat to have a really
> attractive UI, with the debian logo in the background, a progress bar
> listing the steps that the fully automated install was going through,
> and a window with interesting text (Debian for newbies, a history of
> Debian, the Social Contract, DFSG, etc. the user can choose what they
> are interested in) to read during boring parts (download over ppp).
> There are a number of ways to arrive at that, and in my eyes it isn't
> priority at this point.

My thoughts exactly.

> Since a gtk front end is already on the cdebconf TODO, the interested
> parties could write that, as Randolph suggested.  I assume that after
> that is written, if a gtk-fb UI is desired it would be trivial to
> enable it, correct?  Then we'd be arguing over what the default
> graphical UI should be, that would be more fun.

I believe it would.  We'll see.
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Chris Ruffin <cmruffin@debian.org>

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