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From: "Walter White" <walterjwhite@...>
Subject: RE: installer/ releng coordination
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2004 09:42:47 -0400
Hi John and all,

I was hoping to have a gentoo installer for the end of this summer (I have 
been working on my own C++ installer intermittently and it is near finished, 
but command line only).  I was looking at work some other gentooers have 
done, and there was one that caught my eye:

http://gentoo.vidalinux.com/?q=node/view/35

This project is based from anaconda.  I think we could use this as a base 
and change it to fit the Gentoo framework.  I originally thought writing 
from scratch might be a better idea, but they have done a lot of the stuff 
we need to do.  We just need to change package selection/installation and 
remove all RedHat references.

To keep everyone on the same page, we should use an IDE like KDevelop.  
Whoever is the project manager should assign us individual tasks so we are 
all working on different areas to keep development going or maybe we can 
select ones ourselves and just post a comment here or something to let 
others know.  I think that patching the installer rather than a total 
rewrite will save us time in re-inventing the wheel.  Would you guys want to 
vote on this - should we use the Anaconda installer or rewrite everything 
from scratch?

Walter

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