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Re: [PATCH] Enable graphical installation for Xen flavour installer

Ian Campbell <ijc@hellion.org.uk> writes:

> On Fri, 2008-08-08 at 17:00 +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
>> On Thursday 07 August 2008, Ian Campbell wrote:
>> > The patch below, when combined with an update to 2.6.26 (required for
>> > Xen's paravirtual framebuffer, I used Otavio's recent patches) allows
>> > Xen to be installed using the graphical interface when a virtual
>> > framebuffer is configured for the guest.
>> My first question would be whether we really need/want a G-I variant for 
>> Xen.
> I wasn't intending to to create a second Xen variant, but rather to
> enhance the existing one with the graphical option. (I think you
> realised that but thought I'd make sure)

I personally like the idea.

>> Given the target audience I would think that most admins of Xen 
>> boxes will be more than happy and even prefer to use the newt interface.
> Possibly true. Basically I just thought it was neat and "all the other
> distros are doing it" ;-) (maybe not true, Fedora/RHEL do...).

I wouldn't like to wait for a new stable full cycle to get it on
stable and then I'm pro it.

>> Why not wait until we actually get requests from users?
> By the time they notice it'll be too late for Lenny? I'm hoping to
> update the wiki and lets some of the relevant Xen lists know about the
> daily builds over the weekend/early next week, to get some
> testing/gfeedback soon.
> Is there a downside to having g-i support in the Xen image? I'm not
> overly concerned about the size impact for this variant, (which is
> 5.3M->14M FWIW so not trivial).

Except from the size of the image, I see no issues.

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