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To: Cedric Veilleux <cedric@...>
From: "Derek J. Belrose" <derek@...>
Subject: Re: GUI installer
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 05:30:01 -0400
The only real way I can think of is to do some checks on if X is 
running, and if it is, use a graphical toolkit for X...if not, use a 
terminal based kit like ncurses.

I like this idea.  I should download a liveCD to throw some code on and 
do tests.

Is anyone against pyGTK or something like it?  pyQT?  wxPython? 

Is anyone against python? :)

Cedric Veilleux wrote:

>Why not simply use gentoo's livecd?
>The livecd can boot the user into a fully loaded console or X workstation, 
>with all the tools needed.
>The installer could be an additional tool on the liveCD system.. Anybody knows 
>a GUI abstration toolkit that can generate either terminal based or X based 
>interface, depending on what's available at runtime?
>This way the same installer could be used if X is not working or can't be 
>In both environment (terminal / X), multitasking would be possible so 
>experienced users could perform manual tasks while the installer is waiting 
>for input..
>Just my 2 cents,

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