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Re: Graphical installer - invitation to get involved

Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:

> On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 12:07:06AM +1100, Julien Goodwin wrote:
>> These are my notes/ideas after having done a test installation using the
>> graphical d-i beta. (Under a VMware install using ftp.us.debian.org as
>> the mirror)
>> I'm not subscribed to the list so please cc me on anything you'd like my
>> comment on. I'm happy to test any betas etc to see how things may have
>> improved.
>> As it stands it seems to only be a graphical frontend to debconf, given
>> some of the decisions taken this causes it to be less usable then the
>> console version.
>> Graphical D-I boot notes:
>> 1. Can you use ubuntu's bootsplash or something to hide/pretty up kernel
>> messages.
> Well, we would need to have the bootsplash thingy patch included in the debian
> kernel, and this with current policies means it should be ready to be
> submitted upstream. I think it would be nice though, but needs discussing with
> the kernel team, CCing there.

No. Current uplash is in userspace.

I work on Splashy that's another alternative and it works well. We'll
probably move it from experimental to sid soon.

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