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From: Matthew Marchese <maffblaster@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Rebooting the Installer Project
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:02:01
1 Hello all,
3 I have recently pressed the reboot button on the ol' Installer project. I've been able to talk to quite a few developers one-on-one via IRC concerning my plans. Most seem to be in support of Gentoo having a "official" installer (the biggest concern is appears to be how things will be implemented and the amount of features involved). This e-mail is to fulfill GLEP 39's request for comments (RFC), concerns, requests, etc. Since I'm a little new to the project I'm coming with a bit of ignorance; I know the previous Installer project fostered mixed feelings.
5 If you'd like to review before replying you can see the Wiki page and find the source on GitHub:
7 To summarize I'm writing it in pure Python 3. It first will be able to create full backups (stage 4s) and recoveries. After that is finished I plan to move on to installations. There will potentially be a web interface UI for it. Others are free to create other front-ends; to me a web UI makes the most sense and would probably require the least deps.
9 I'd like to hear it all so please speak your mind. Looking forward to hearing from you.
11 maffblaster