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From: Kurt Lieber <klieber@g.o>
Subject: Re: New installer project status
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 05:18:07 -0500
On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 11:40:42PM -0500 or thereabouts, Eric Sammer wrote:
> Infrastructure:
> 
> The initial infrastructure for the installer project is just about 
> there. We now have a mailing list (if you hadn't noticed), and an 
> official channel on IRC (freenode) - #gentoo-installer. As of yet, 
> there's no project page, but I'm sure that will come in time. Maybe 
> we'll hijack a member of the documentation team to help with that.

Figure out where you want the directory and I'll be happy to create it.
Looking at our various top level categories, it doesn't really fit cleanly
into any of them.  I'd suggest base as being the closest match.

> - Get a code repository going. Since non-devs may (as in "might," not 
> "can") participate in actual development, the repository may need to be 
> hosted on non-Gentoo servers.

This is something I would object to.  If this is an official Gentoo project
(which I assume it is) that we're going to let official Gentoo users
eventually user (which I assume we are) then we need to ensure that it's
developed on secure infrastructure, etc.

If there are people who want to commit code (and have the requisite skills
to do so) but aren't devs, make them devs.  

> - Decide to what level non-devs should participate (mainly, can they 
> commit code)

I vote no. :)

> - Complete high(er) level design documents that all devs agree on.

Good luck. :)

--kurt
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