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From: Scott Myron <samyron@g.o>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] installer/ releng coordination
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2004 15:05:20
Message-Id: 40C7272C.4040106@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-installer] installer/ releng coordination by Elijah Goh
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At the moment, the partitioning scheme needs some help. I don't know our
current status, but last I knew we weren't quite sure how this was going
to be accomplished (and hopefully done in a portable way...).

Elijah Goh wrote:
| So what area needs help and/or is not covered at the moment?
|
| Kurt Lieber wrote:
|
|> On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 04:37:25PM +0100 or thereabouts, George Prowse
|> wrote:
|>
|>
|>> Wouldn't it reduce the time of the project if we at least had a look
|>> at the installer? I've had a look and installed with it a while ago
|>> out of curiosity and although its not ideal its certainly a work in
|>> progress. Just bin the RPM base. lol
|>>
|>
|>
|> We've already been through this a few months ago and we elected not to.
|> Corey's already outlined some of the reasons why.  Basically, it's trying
|> to fit a square peg into a round hole.
|>
|> There is real code written for our current installer.  Have you looked at
|> that?  My feeling is you haven't.  Constructive criticism is good, but
|> you
|> should at least know what it is that you're criticizing.
|>
|> Also, there's nothing preventing you or anyone else from taking up this
|> project on their own and running with it.  If you're of the belief that
|> basing an installer off of anaconda is the best solution, then by all
|> means
|> -- go for it.  By the same token, I hope you understand if we continue to
|> pursue the path we've already selected.  You're welcome to help out with
|> that project if you decide not to pursue your own.
|> --kurt
|>
|>
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Re: [gentoo-installer] installer/ releng coordination Nathaniel McCallum <npmccallum@g.o>