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Re: Porting Xconfigurator to Debian!

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 12:04:00PM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 10:14:18AM +0100, Amir Bukhari wrote:
> > After all I have readed in reply of my Post, I have understand, that I 
> > can begin Porting this program to debian,
> > and I see if it could be integreted to debian installation process ;-) .
> I don't want to discourage you from porting it at all, but The debian
> install process will make heavy use of debconf for the next release.
> Plugging in a totally different kind of configuration tool might not be
> feasable, dunno.

I belive the new Debian Installer will be using hardware detection by default.
This may make Xconfigurator unneeded for the installer. Additionally, since 
the installer will be using cdebconf exclusively, it would be necessary to build
a front-end for Xconfigurator using the debconf method.

However providing the application as an alternative method of configuring X
seems reasonable. I recommend packaging it seperately from the installer, and
then discussing the matter with the [debian-boot] group. This may save you a
great deal of headache.

Good Luck,

Matthew McGuire

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