Re: Just a Proposition....:-)))
On Mon, 6 Jan 1997, Daniel Stringfield wrote:
I do not consider X11 or svgalib based setup programs to be appropriate.
dselect has to run in a very early stage of installing Debian. There
are too many compatibility issues here.
BUT, there is a tradition of relativelly good looking ncurses based
I do think that the current look&feel of dselect is not attractive as
a lot of other people mentioned. Some kind of EASY to understand
accelleration keys. And a more structured layout like a folding editor
would be nice. How about something like mc ala Norton clone. The packages
could be organized in series aka folders.
> Well, instead of X... something like SVGALib would be better... because
> its less to install than X. But.. like my machine i'm typing away on now,
> only has a cheezy 256k video board in it and will have a monochrome vga
> monitor once I get the money to buy it. (I stole a monitor from one of my
> other systems for now) I don't want X to EVER EVER set foot on this
> system! This is my server, and nothing more. It is not a workstation.
> I do however have SVGALIB installed. And think svgalib would be more than
> easy to deal with, as far as vs. X. Doing away with dselect is not really
> an option. Unfortunately. :)
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