Bug#485586: debian-installer: Default to graphical install
Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Control: tag -1 confirmed
> Frans Pop <email@example.com> (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.
That would lead to more changes to the d-i manual IMO.
booting of the graphical installer is now only documented in an appendix.
If Graphical install is the default, the info about it should be integrated
into the regular boot-installer chapter.
I could provide a first patch as a proposal, if wanted.
Holger Wansing <firstname.lastname@example.org>