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Re: Thoughts on the installer (early)

David Whedon <dwhedon@gordian.com> writes:

> 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.

It might not be a priority at *this* point, but it should be  a
priority at some point.  People tend to "poo poo" such things, but
attractive interface is pretty important for, uh, widespread appeal.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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