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Re: Programmer for hire

On (12/10/03 19:20), alex wrote:
> Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 19:20:07 -0400
> From: alex <radsky@ncia.net>
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Programmer for hire
> Dominique Devriese wrote:
> >Bob Tilley writes:
> >
> >
> >>I would like to wet my feet in the Open Source pool.  Can anyone
> >>suggest any needy Projects?  I can do C, C++, Pascal, Assembly,
> >>etc. and would like to put my talents to work to give something back
> >>to the Community that has given my desktop so much.  
> >
> >
> >A project that I personally think is important and would be fun to
> >work on, is the Debian installer.  It will be the first portable
> >installer in any GNU/Linux distro, fills a very real need of the
> >Debian project, and looks very promising to me..
> >
> >Maybe you can build a KDE based front-end for it, or something like
> >that ?
> >
> >Check this page for more info:
> >http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
> >
> >cheers
> >domi
> Speaking as one who has fumbled Debian's install several times, I 
> concur.  It seems that the install process is overly and 
> unecessarily complicated.  It wants you to make decisions
> that could just as well be made after you have a minimum basic 
> operating system running that would let you customize your computer 
> according to your needs instead of doing it even before Debian 
> starts to install. For example, why should you need even consider if 
> whether or not to configure for networking during the install 
> procedure if it be done after a basic Debian is running?
FWIW, I like that you can do the install via the network.  I
tried my first potato install by CD and failed miserably.  Since then
I've installed on Pc's, servers and Macs all via http.



> Compare Debian's install with the one used by KNOPPIX and you'll see 
> what I mean.
> I'm sure there'd be many Linux fans who would really appreciate a
> a simpler Debian install procedure.
> alex
> >
> >
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