Re: status of Progeny projects
* Martin Schulze
| Graphical Installer? Michael Cardenas released his patch to
| cdebconf that adds a gtk2.0 frontend. It still required a little
| bit of work but others finished it and Tollef Fog Heen already
| committed it. This is an important step forward in the
| direction of a graphical installer for Debian.
| 36. http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot-0209/msg00062.html
| 37. http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot-0209/msg00082.html
| Also, wasn't the goal of using debconf in d-i to be able to easily (!)
| adapt a new frontend besides the preferred textual frontend? Don't
| tell me we failed this.
It's certainly possible to install using the GTK frontend. However,
we've run into a lot of trouble that debconf doesn't provide the
needed richness which you'd expect in a GUI installer. This means
that the GTK installer would «suck by design». We've thrown a few
ideas back and forth wrt what we should do, but so far without any
Tollef Fog Heen ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are : :' :