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On Monday 26 January 2004 22:22, foser wrote:
> Besides the fact that the document disregards most of the discussion
> here on the D&R list so far concerning an installer. It -in my opinion-,
> like most other installer projects (except pen2), describes an installer
> that is a full replacement for the current installation process, which i
> think shoots way beyond the target audience of an installer.
That's why I wrote my orig reply in this thread. I think we should enhance the
installation process instead of replacing it. We should allow the user to
tell the installer what to do, skip/repeat/reorder steps and have access to
the 'real' console all the time where the installer runs its commands and the
user can run his as well.
I agree that if the installer becomes an all-or-nothing replacement, many
people won't find it useful or enjoyable.
Also, with a good modular design we can add piece by piece what we think to be
necessary, and in the other places the installer would just tell the user
things out of the install howto or not even that. That way we avoid overdoing
it - writing things our audience doesn't really need.
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