ToDo List for the Boot Floppies Package I guess you all know that new slink boot floppies have been uploaded today bu the leader of the boot floppies team, Enrique Zanardi. Please test them and write appropriate bug reports if you discover problems with them. I've talked to Enrique about things that still need to be done with the boot-floppies package. This is the compiled list. I'm sure there are still tasks missing. If you want to add things to the list please drop me a line, I might post another list to debian-devel-announce again, depending on the progress made. . Try to trim the rescue floppy so that it fits on a 1.44 MB disk again. . Modify on boxes.c so that the dialog boxes resize themselves. As the messages have different lenghts for the different translations, this is a must-have for the translated floppies. Also take care of the current screen size (start linux with vga=ask and use 132x44 for example). . Implement an "install on a loop filesystem" option. The major work should be fulfilled by Jens 'grimaldi' Ritter. . Read more data from the boot prompt (keyboard language, source medium, network config, ... eventually everything may be provided from the boot prompt. That makes an unattended installation trivial, one just write the proper syslinux.cfg file and there it goes...) . Implement an "install base system from a HTTP server" option". . Go through the huge list of bugs, closing/reassigning the "already fixed"/"not in boot-floppies but on syslinux or kernel" bugs. . The user should only be queried once for the cd-rom path if the path that was provided at the first place matches the need at the second place, too. Is the /dev/cdrom link created now? . Provide a debug program for each and every dialog box - can also be used to provide screen shots of the installation. This includes some fiddling with internal settings. (long term todo) . Provide easy targets for boot floppies in non-english languages. Currently 'es' is ready, 'de' is on the way. . Include dpkg-multicd in the base system. (theoretically solved) . Maybe make multi_cdrom the default access method for dselect. How does one achieve this? If you have some spare time I would appreciate if Enrique could be provided some appropriate patches when he is back on Nov 9th.  If you want to translate the system into another language you should get in touch with err... Hartmut Koptein (hee hee) or me. I would prefer Harmut while I'm sure that he would prefer to contact me... You chose. Regards, Joey -- The only stupid question is the unasked one.
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