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Re: status of Progeny projects

Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.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.

> or

> 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.
          cu andreas
Hey, da ist ein Ballonautomat auf der Toilette!
Unofficial _Debian-packages_ of latest unstable _tin_

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