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From: John Davis <zhen@g.o>
Subject: Re: installer/ releng coordination
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 17:36:20 -0400
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On Wednesday 09 June 2004 22:35, Eric Sammer wrote:
>
> > So, let's change that. What can releng do to help out with the
> > installer project? I would like to work hand-in-hand with the
> > installer project and work towards a Gentoo installer for mid-2005.
> > Is this doable?
>
> I think so. I feel like the interest is picking up and more and more
> people are wanting to get involved. To me, this says we're doing
> something right. I know it's a slow "right," but it's better than a
> fast "wrong," in my opinion. ;)
>

Great. I downloaded the code snapshot, and although not too much is 
there, an excellent framework is in place. I agree with your opinion, 
waiting for something good is always the right thing to do :)

> My gut tells me our main hurdle (in relation to things that we'd need
> to coordinate on) is going to be working out the installer / livecd
> integration. We've talked about this in installer channels like this
> list and #gentoo-installer and have some ideas how the impact could
> remain minimal, but I'd like to hear some ideas from releng who
> aren't tainted by what we've already been discussing. To be honest,
> our needs aren't exactly minimal - we need python, some extra C
> libraries and python bindings, network support, maybe even support
> for netbooting as we get into the automated deployment areas. The
> goal is to not force anyone in Gentoo land to use the installer - it
> should be an option only.
>

Yeah, livecd integration of anything is always tricky. What kind of 
LiveCD are you thinking of using? I am using a beta KDE LiveCD atm that 
works perfectly. We also have the standard minimal/ universal LiveCDs. 
Tell me what you need and I can get it to you. As for the installer's 
needs, we already cover most of those, so no worries.

> The best we can do is keep a tight contact with each other. I'll join
> the releng lists, if that's acceptable to you (zhen) and lurk so I
> can get a better picture of what you folks are up to.
>

Sure thing! I will start lurking in the #gentoo-installer channel.

> Thanks again for "reaching out," John. It's nice to work with a team
> that acts like a team.
>

Its nice to be well received :)
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John Davis
Gentoo Linux Developer
<http://dev.gentoo.org/~zhen>

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