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From: "Derek J. Belrose" <derek@...>
Subject: Re: GUI installer
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 03:08:18 -0400
The only problem I see with doing this is how to represent it in a user 
friendly, yet power user accessible fashion.  Maybe if you are using 
anaconda, you could have the power user abilities under "Amazing super 
power user" setting :)

Grabbing the processor isn't difficult, build a small database of known 
processors and compare it to /proc/cpuinfo.

At this point, what would you use for a install?  Stage1, 2 or 3?  Stage 
3 would be the quickest in my opinion as well giving the user a really 
good launching pad for an optimized system.

Cliff Free wrote:

>I think a GUI installer would be great if done correctly.  The
>interface, obviously, should be easy to use, but in the spirit of
>Gentoo, shouldn't limit the user with what he can do.  On a side note, I
>also think it would be cool to have the ability to detect the processor
>type(s) and include some optimization flags for the detected
>processor(s) (I also feel this feature should be able to be toggled so
>hard-core power-users would still have the option to fine-tune to their
>heart's content, and that by default the feature would be OFF.  Maybee
>the detection system would only augment CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS in
>make.conf. and/or make.conf settings would override what's detected.) 
>Just my 2 cents worth.  Doing this correctly could prove to be a
>daunting task.
>
>On Sun, 2003-04-13 at 01:38, Derek J. Belrose wrote:
>  
>
>>Is the Mandrake install system based on RedHat's anaconda?  If it is, 
>>it's nicely written python...but you'll have to seriously hack it to get 
>>rid of the neat little rpm stuff :)
>>
>>I'd be willing to help out a bit on this too...gotta get it going for 
>>Gentoo-Sparc :)
>>
>>Derek
>>
>>Justin Whitney wrote:
>>
>>    
>>
>>>I think some or all of Mandrake's install system is under GPL as well,
>>>so you might want to check that out.
>>>
>>>--Justin
>>>
>>>On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 19:04, Jeff Rose wrote:
>>> 
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>Hello,
>>>>	I'm pretty new to gentoo, but I am an instant convert.  Just a
>>>>few months of emerge bliss and now I'm an avid supporter.  Anyway, I'm
>>>>thinking about starting a summer project and I'm pondering the idea of a
>>>>gui installer.  I've been looking around a bit and it doesn't look like
>>>>anyone is working on one.  Is that true?  If there isn't already a project
>>>>then I think I'll give it a whirl.  I know, I know, gentoo is so great
>>>>because it allows you to customize and tweak the hell out of everything.
>>>>That is completely true.  So, an installer would have to allow just as
>>>>much but it could take care of the mundane details for those who aren't
>>>>interested or knowledgable enough.
>>>>	I haven't been around to see what people discuss in terms of the
>>>>installer so I'm sorry if this is all stuff that you have gone over
>>>>hundreds of times.  Even more minimal than a gui installer, have you
>>>>thought about adding more scripts to do the standard directory setup,
>>>>download, chroot... type of stuff?
>>>>	What do you think?
>>>>
>>>>-Jeff
>>>>
>>>>
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