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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
Message-Id: 55AAA29C.90004@gentoo.org
Hello all,

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.

If you'd like to review before replying you can see the Wiki page and find the source on GitHub: https://github.com/gentoo/stager

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.

I'd like to hear it all so please speak your mind. Looking forward to hearing from you.

maffblaster

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