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Re: Proposal for integration of the graphical installer

On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 08:17:42AM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 15 May 2006 14:33, Sven Luther wrote:
> > (and we can't probably change it without another 6+ month flamewar with
> > Ethan Benson), 
> This comment was unnecessary. Please keep old gripes out of mailing list 
> discussions. Especially as everybody is already aware of them.

No, it was not. It is a reality, believe me. The interaction with Ethan is
problematic, to the point that the fedora core guys threatened to forcibly
take over yaboot, and the original yaboot author commented to be disapointed
on how Ethan managed yaboot when he took it over from him.

And it is not an old gripe, just a fact, that has to be kept in mind if we are
going to think about g-i netbooting, which means right now using a patched

If Colion takes over yaboot, i have hope that we may decide to integrate a
couple of the fedora cores patch, and maybe either make the netboot limit
bigger, or do something smarter with regard to memory allocation.

I have fixed the pegasos firmware to support yaboot (not released yet), so i
could provide the necessary upstream-level patch for this, provided the
fedora-core guys have not done so already.

> > For all those reasons, i would build the netboot g-i images, it costs
> > not much to build them, and since they are not going to be included on
> > the isos ...
> I will leave the decision on whether or not to include netboot images to 
> Colin. Technically it's not a problem.

They should be built, but not included on the isos, to use clear terms :)


Sven Luther

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