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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: New class diagram and use case
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 23:36:33 +0100
On Tuesday 03 February 2004 23:16, Nathaniel McCallum wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 17:03, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> > I find an after-the-fact interference idea to be quite unnatural. Another
> > option would be to feed the backend two xml files which basically have
> > null actions such that they complement eachoter. Such a solution however
> > would be suboptimal to me
>
> I don't understand why this is unnatural.  Could you develop a case
> scenario what would warrant the pausing?  Personally, I would prefer
> hooks for user defined scripts (between stages).

Say that I want to do custom filesystem creation to create extra inodes, a 
different blocksize, or whatever. What I would like to do is able to just use 
the installer until the point where it asks about the filesystem creation. At 
that point I ask the installer to put into effect the options I have chosen, 
and I use mke2fs/mkfs.whatever to create my filesystem. Then I want to say to 
the frontend (which is running at the top half of the split console) that I 
performed this step manually, and then continue.

If I would need to first make the choice and then later get into the system it 
would be counterintuitive for me.

Do I agree that such actions break any automatic install recording? yes. Do I 
think we should offer it? yes. Why? because gentoo is about choice and 
control.

Paul

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Paul de Vrieze
Gentoo Developer
Mail: pauldv@g.o
Homepage: http://www.devrieze.net
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New class diagram and use case
-- Eric Sammer
Re: New class diagram and use case
-- Paul de Vrieze
Re: New class diagram and use case
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