Re: status of Progeny projects
Ian Murdock wrote:
> We have ported Red Hat's Anaconda installer to Debian; essentially,
> we replaced calls to RPM with calls to APT, and replaced
> Red Hat-specific configuration hooks with calls into the configlets and
> debconf. We have also written a tool called PickAx that
> facilitates the creation of Anaconda-based Debian installation CD sets.
I wonder why Progeny "invented" yet another installer for Debian
instead of helping Debian push the debian-installer forward which is
the accepted installer for sarge.
A "new" different installer can only mean two things:
1. ignored by the Debian community since d-i is the way to go.
2. not ignored and discussions whether to use this and new porting
work to get it work on the other Debian-supported architectures
will probably delay the release of sarge; or split work between
d-i and Anaconda which will also delay the release of sarge since
d-i work is slowed down
Apart from "this does not help Debian at all" I wonder if the above
were anticipaged by Progeny.
PS: Maybe I'm misinterpreting this as well, so please get me on the
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