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On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 12:09, Nathaniel McCallum wrote:
> The backend doesn't actually do anything until all options have been
> chosen. ALL installation activity waits until AFTER the user would
> click "finish" (just an example). Nothing should be done until the user
> has made all choices. Once the user has made all choices, it will pass
> the xml file to the backend and perform the whole installation. This is
> really the desireable operation.
And as esammer already pointed out, this allows for reuse of the backend
in both attended and unattended installs. So, the interactivity is in
the frontend, the backend's responsibility is to perform an install
based on an install profile (what to do), and an arch profile (how to do
it), the frontend just gets an install profile together for the backend
to use, and optionally gathers status information from the backend as it
performs the install.
Nicholas D. Wolfwood <wolfwood@...>
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