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From: Eric Sammer <esammer@g.o>
Subject: Status update
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 16:44:24 -0500
Here's a quick status update on where we're at with the installer project...

- Project pages are up and full of neat things to read including 
specifications and diagrams. http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/releng/installer/

- Initial CVS repository is set up and some code has been checked in. 
(For those with Gentoo cvs access, it's under /gentoo/src/installer). 
Everyone can view the repository at 
http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/src/installer/?root=gentoo

- Coding guidelines have been established by those working on the 
prototype. When I get a chance, I will be formally writing them up, so 
when new developers join the project they can acclimate with greater ease.

- The installation profile class has been mostly fleshed out. (This is 
the class that contains all user selections and installation options, 
give or take.). This is a relatively simple class, but important none 
the less. It parses from an XML file already so one half of "profile 
saving and storage for repeat installs" is done.

- Discussion on the controller and architecture specific implementation 
code has begun. Code should begin soon as well.

That's about what I can think of off the top of my head. If anyone has 
questions about specific items, feel free to ask here so everyone else 
can see as well.

Regards.
-- 
Eric Sammer
Gentoo Linux
http://www.gentoo.org
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