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On 12 August 2010 17:13, Thilo Bangert <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ben de Groot <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> On 9 August 2010 14:29, Mike Frysinger <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > sure would be nice if someone picked up the installer again ...
>> No, it wouldn't. Best leave that dead and buried.
> Could you explain why you think so?
1) it was an experiment plagued by bugs, some *very* serious
2) the normal, "hands-on", follow the handbook, manual install has
always been the recommended way to install Gentoo, and could be
considered a rite of passage, familiarizing the user with how things
are done in this distro
3) too few people are interested in developing, testing and
maintaining this; making it more likely that a revival of this project
will result in failure again
4) a buggy installer is a disservice to new users and can give them a
false impression of Gentoo
But that's just my opinion. :-)