Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: dams@×××.fr
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Installer
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 17:13:59
Message-Id: m2r7xq60tq.fsf@krotkine.idm.fr
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Installer by foser
foser <foser@g.o> said:

> On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 01:07, Tiemo Kieft wrote: > > > 3. Gtk2: I am thinking that this may not be the best interface to use. > > > How will this fair with those putting gentoo on very slow/old machines. > > > Also for those doing an install through ssh would not be able to benifit > > > from this. Maybe curses would be the way to go? There are already many > > > tools that are already made for curses(menuconfig, ufed, net-setup). Or > > > heck maybe there could be support for both. > > > > This actually is one of the requirements for the installer as well as > > the config tools. It was discussed in the desktop-research meeting. We > > really want to support both. > > I think it's a pretty silly idea to support multiple backends. Afaic > it's about a GUI installer, so ncurses isn't really what we are after. > You always will get compared to other installers which aren't curses > anymore.
Can you give me example of installer that aren't ncurses anymore? redhat, mandrake, debian, slackware have all ncurses/newt option
> The people installing over SSH aren't the new users a GUI > installer is targeted at anyway. > > As far as the choice for a widget set, gtk2 seems logical to me. It may > be allegedly slow on older systems, but we're talking about 3 buttons on > a screen here. And if the installer is considered slow, well what's > gonna happen when someone does a GRP install of stable GNOME or KDE. > That's gonna be real slow desktop-ing.
agreed on that. gtk2 or qt or whatever, just need to choose. I prefere gtk2 because of the language binding possibilities, but it's only my opinion -- dams -- gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list