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Re: status of Progeny projects

On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 11:09, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com> said:
> > On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 14:36, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > Ah, I apologise ... your problem is that not working on d-i will delay
> > the release of sarge, because it needs a new installer?
> >
> > In that case, the solution is simple.  Add Progeny's work to the list of
> > installation systems being considered for sarge.  From Ian's mail it
> > sounds like they've got it in pretty good shape already.
> Note:
> Ian's mail made obvious the fact that Progeny's work cannot be ok with
> plenty of ports.
> So taking Progeny's work is probably not an easy workaround if Debian
> stills want to maintain lot of ports.

I'll be the first to agree with this, which is why I pointed out in
the earlier message that this work doesn't aim to compete with/replace
d-i. I strongly suspect it would be non-trivial to make Anaconda work
on all 11 architectures. Could bits of Anaconda eventually be combined
with d-i to give Debian an install process that millions of people
are familiar with? Sure, but certainly not in the sarge timeframe. Could
people use it in an unofficial capacity in the meantime to get up and
running on IA-32 and IA-64? Sure. That's why we're putting it out there.

Ian Murdock
317-578-8882 (office)

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