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To: Justin Whitney <ripple.gentoo@...>
From: "Derek J. Belrose" <derek@...>
Subject: Re: GUI installer
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 01:38:09 -0400
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 :)


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.
>On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 19:04, Jeff Rose wrote:
>>	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?
>>gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list
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