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On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 15:15, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> On Monday 26 January 2004 12:10, Dan Armak wrote:
> > AFAICS, the only truly encompassing solution would be to provide an
> > interface of sorts to a console. The user could view and edit commands
> > generated by the installer, see their raw output, pause operation and
> > insert commands of his own, etc. If he wanted to use something not yet
> > provided by the installer, he'd just tell it to skip a step and do it
> > manually.
> This comes very close to my "split-screen-installer" idea where the bottom
> would be a console and the top a helper function (ranging from simple docs to
> something way more advanced)
I say we just have a button somewhere that replaces a certain area of
the screen with a console and can switch back when the user is done
using console for whatever reason.
We'd also need a way to skip certain steps of the installation, since
they could be done in "manual mode."
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