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From: Kurt Lieber <klieber@g.o>
Subject: Re: a few different questions
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 09:00:11 -0500
Have you read the requirements doc that esammer put together?  It answers
many/most of your questions.

http://dev.gentoo.org/~esammer/gli/gentoo_installer.txt
http://dev.gentoo.org/~esammer/gli/gli_uml.png
http://dev.gentoo.org/~esammer/gli/gli_use_case.png

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 
> true?

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,

No.

> 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?

from scratch.

> 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. ;)

--kurt
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