Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Installer
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 20:45:31
Message-Id: 200401222145.23118.pauldv@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Installer by Donnie Berkholz
On Thursday 22 January 2004 18:02, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > Oh you of little faith. Someone approached karltk at LWE with a > completed python+gtk2 installer. See http://pen2.sclab.clarkson.edu/. > > I quote Karl: > "What's more, they're going to be working actively on this > irrespectively of whether we officially start using it or not. I > personally would think it completely stupid not to seriously consider > this most generous offer; they are an entire sw development team, they > seem organised, they have api docs, and they're long-time gentoo users. > Having them do most of the dirty-work, leaves us to do integration and > tweaks, to polish this thing off."
Looks quite ok. There are some point I think are of interest though which basically come down to "there is no expert mode": - There is access to a partitioning tool, let alone qtparted or similar. - Only a very rough package selection is available. - I don't know whether it is smart to offer a no-network setup to newbee's, gentoo has a rather strong assumption on the network being available. In general I think we should decide on what kind of installer we want, who do we want to target? Do we want to target newbee's. Do we want to offer software based on detected available hardware (offer sane if a supported scanner was detected) Paul -- Paul de Vrieze Gentoo Developer Mail: pauldv@g.o Homepage: http://www.devrieze.net

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Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Installer Scott Koch <scootersmk@×××××××××.net>