Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: Tom Hosiawa <tomek32@××××××.com>
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Installer's Target user group
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 00:20:51
Message-Id: 1074971970.20793.15.camel@newton.tomek.ca
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Installer's Target user group by Nathaniel McCallum
> > Is this a question ? We must not confuse things here, if you say 'is > > this the way an installer should be heading?' i say yes. If you mean if > > this is the way Gentoo is heading, no. In my opinion the installer > > should be aimed at the lower skill levels, because the higher skill > > levels appreciate the power and hands-on feeling that the current > > install process gives them. > > I know that I'm not a dev, but I soon hope to be. However, I have a > lot of experience writing installers for Gentoo (GLIS). I totally > disagree with picking a target group for a gentoo installer. I think > an installer can very easily appeal to all groups. The only difference > in installers between the easy installer and the advanced installer is > the amount of defaults that are chosen for the user. This is really > not hard to implement. > > Nathaniel
I sort of agree with that. I loved doing the command line install the first time, a true learning experience. But now it's just repetitive, something to automate the trivial tasks would be welcome. Tom -- gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list

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