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From: Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>
Subject: Re: installer/ releng coordination
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 08:51:39 -0500

Please check out the current installer project page at:

If you can help out, hop on irc, server (or, 
channel #gentoo-installer

As for the anaconda port, I believe there will be some modules from anaconda 
used in our installer, but nothing like what you see in the url that you 
posted.  The problem with using anaconda outright is that it is an RPM based 
installer, and we're trying to install a portage based system.   Plus, the 
design of the official Gentoo installer (see the docs at the url above) will 
be more flexible, allowing for automated installs, text based, graphical 
based, etc..



On Wednesday 09 June 2004 08:42 am, Walter White wrote:
> Hi John and all,
> I was hoping to have a gentoo installer for the end of this summer (I have
> been working on my own C++ installer intermittently and it is near
> finished, but command line only).  I was looking at work some other
> gentooers have done, and there was one that caught my eye:
> This project is based from anaconda.  I think we could use this as a base
> and change it to fit the Gentoo framework.  I originally thought writing
> from scratch might be a better idea, but they have done a lot of the stuff
> we need to do.  We just need to change package selection/installation and
> remove all RedHat references.
> To keep everyone on the same page, we should use an IDE like KDevelop.
> Whoever is the project manager should assign us individual tasks so we are
> all working on different areas to keep development going or maybe we can
> select ones ourselves and just post a comment here or something to let
> others know.  I think that patching the installer rather than a total
> rewrite will save us time in re-inventing the wheel.  Would you guys want
> to vote on this - should we use the Anaconda installer or rewrite
> everything from scratch?
> Walter
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