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From: Eric Sammer <esammer@g.o>
Subject: Status updates and info
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 22:09:42 -0500

There has been a surge in activity on the installer project as of late. 
I'm going to give a very broad overview of some of the things that have 
happened or are happening. If you have questions, I invite you to ask on 
list, in #gentoo-installer on freenode, or off list if you're more 
comfortable doing that.

-- Tangible --

Coding has picked back up on GLIInstallProfile. Profiles instantiation 
from XML files is greatly enhanced and has been made more generic. 
Overall improvements have been made to the profile object. (See 

Work has begun on an implementation of the architecture templates 
discussed in the design documents. While still relatively generic and 
rough, it has brought a number of points to light and allowed us to 
answer some questions about design and how it translates to 
implementation. (See GLIInstallTemplate)

A module of generic utility functions has been broken out to make common 
tasks easier and more focused. (See GLIUtility)

Minor code restructuring has been done to facilitate recent changes.

-- Organizational --

A developer by the name of Scott Myron (samyron on freenode) has been 
regularly contributing quality code to the project. Scott is "on loan" 
to us from our friends at Indiana University. Contrary to the previous 
statement, Scott is not property even if it sounds funny that way. 
(Watch in the future for more news about Scott... hint hint.)

Karl Trygve Kalleberg (or karltk as most of us know him) is back from 
his Real Life Hiatus(tm) and will become more involved in the coming 
::insert plural time unit here::

The community continues to contribute new and interesting ideas and 
we're doing our best to integrate said ideas into the prototype.

Please feel free to drop by #gentoo-installer with questions and / or to 
say hi.

Eric Sammer
Gentoo Linux

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