List Archive: gentoo-installer
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Have you read the requirements doc that esammer put together? It answers
many/most of your questions.
On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:16:27AM -0600 or thereabouts, Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> 1. I've heard that the core installer will be written in Python. Is this
That's the current plan, yes.
> 2. Whether Python or not, will real-time frontends have to be written the
> same language as the core installer,
> 3. Will the core installer have plugin capabilities (e.g. user-created
> configuration/installation steps), either scripted (bash) or coded (Python
> or whatever)?
Not sure, but I don't think it's currently planned to have a plugin
interface for the back end.
> 4. Which existing installer will the new code be based from or will this be
> done completely from scratch possibly using existing concepts?
> 5. Are there any plans to include X along with Qt, GTK, Tcl/Tk, etc. on the
> LiveCD to allow for the creation of GUI installer frontends?
haven't got that far yet.
> 6. What is already done? What needs to be done? What is still up in the air?
See the docs.
> 7. How can I help? I don't know Python, but I have pretty decent bash -
> only since working on GLIS frontend ;) - and Perl skills. I don't know any
> Python, but I can always learn.
See the docs.
> 8. Anything else important that I might have missed?
Yes. See the docs. ;)