Re: [d-i] debconf, partitioning widget?
* "Chris Tillman"
| For the installer, porting is a major effort, because architectural
| differences are greatest when dealing with the hardware at a low level
| such as during partitioning/booting. i386 is the _best_-understood.
True. Help for other architectures is appreciated, and needed. After
my vacation is over (sometime in August), I'll hopefully have a
working i386 installer and begin getting this working on sparc. Apart
from that, I have an old Quadra 700 which I might play around with,
but that is _not_ a priority for me ATM. (Since I don't have the
right cable to network it.)
it would be nice if somebody started working on getting d-i to work on
ppc, for instance. I don't think I can get my hands on recent ppc
hardware, and creating an installation system on a system which
requires a linuxppc cd in order to boot is doomed. :)
other arches like mips, mipsel, hppa, s390, arm etc will have to be
taken care of by people who know those arches. The same goes for our
Hurd and *BSD people -- if you want to release with woody + 1, you
will have to have a working installation system.
| Then once you get something done, you also have to get it documented
| and translated.
Development docs are actually written as we go. Translations and user
docs are absolutely needed, but impossible to do at this point.
Tollef Fog Heen ,''`.
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