Re: status of Progeny projects
Martin Schulze <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
I assume it was a lot easier to port RedHat's installer to Debian than
it would have been to improve Debian installer _and_ write a X11
frontend for it. If you throw "porting to all 11 supported
architectures into the calculation the outcome might change.
Hey, da ist ein Ballonautomat auf der Toilette!
Unofficial _Debian-packages_ of latest unstable _tin_