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Bug#485586: debian-installer: Default to graphical install

Control: tag -1 confirmed

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> (2008-06-10):
> On Tuesday 10 June 2008, Didier Raboud wrote:
> > In my humble opinion, with the stability (and the beauty) of the
> > graphical installer, the graphical menu (under i386 and amd64) should
> > default to the graphical installer.
> >
> > Obviously, the change has to be done with care and only on arches where
> > applicable, but would be a good step forward (with the classical text
> > installer staying as fallback).
> We are considering this but there are still a few blocking issues before 
> we can do that:
> - issues with keyboard support in some languages
> - missing support to start a shell from other components, which especially
>   affects the rescue mode for the graphical installer
> - some dialogs, especially in the partitioner, still look too messy
>   because of missing column alignment
> The last two issues are actively being worked on and may be solved in time 
> for Lenny. The first is much more problematic and will likely require 
> (upstream) help.
> Another issue is that it requires much more memory, but that IMO is not a 
> blocker. It does require careful documentation though.

Holger's last reports reminded of this, which we finally didn't do for
wheezy. Unless someone has an objection, I'll schedule this switch for
the next d-i upload.


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