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Re: Corel Setup Design Proposal

Dave Neil <davidne@corel.ca> writes:

> 3. On the issue of QT. please note that I don't believe that Debian
> should use this.  I would rather see your UI based around something
> like GTK. When I mention QT it is only to do with Corel's version of
> the setup UI , which to point out again, is not built into the setup
> API .

Fair enough, and pretty much what I expected.  However, I'd just like
to make sure that we aren't limited to GTK and QT, or even GTK, QT,
and console.  I'd like to keep our options open.  I still have an
ongoing interest in GNUStep, and heck, if someone wants to build a
Debian-with-CDE system, I think we should leave room for it.  Oh, and
don't forget the Athena-Desktop-Environment project!  :-)

> 4.Frame buffer. Again if it can be demonstrated that it works under
> the requirements that I have been given(a nice GUI based front end
> -> GTK/QT2 widgets) then yes we'll use it.

Again, I think flexibility is probably the best approach.  If the
VGA16 server works best for x86, but framebuffer works best for some
other platforms, why not make it configurable (by the person building
the CD images, not necessarily by the end users).  At a minimum, maybe
something like:

# ifdef __i386__
# else
# endif
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