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From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@...>
Subject: Re: a few different questions
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 08:06:14 -0600
Kurt Lieber wrote:
> 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

That first doc was especially informative. I'd seen the last two, but not the first.

> 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.

For example, with the current CVS version of GLIS, you can create bash scripts that the 
installer will run before or after certain steps in the install process. Even if seldom 
used, it would be a handy (and easy to code) feature of GLI.

>>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. ;)

Alright, I get the point ;)

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Andrew Gaffney
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Skyline Aeronautics, LLC.
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