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From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] GLI Officially Deprecated
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 04:27:40
Message-Id: 20090115042736.GB556@hermes
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] GLI Officially Deprecated by Preston Cody
1 On 21:54 Tue 13 Jan , Preston Cody wrote:
2 > A few months ago the Gentoo Release engineering team changed the way
3 > that releases are done to simplfy, automate, and provide more current
4 > release media on a more regular basis. One of the consequences of
5 > this is that the livecds are no-longer being released. This leaves
6 > the installer with no place or function any longer. The installer
7 > developers have all moved on to other projects, leaving GLI in an
8 > unmaintained state. We can no-longer offer support for the 2008.0-r1
9 > LiveCDs for x86 and amd64, though we expect it to work for
10 > those that use it. During this project's five year existence, it has
11 > been both a pride for Gentoo and a source of controversy. The Gentoo
12 > Handbook is still the official installation method for Gentoo. For
13 > those still seeking to do automated gentoo installs, please see the
14 > Quickstart project at
16 I think this is the right decision. The installer seemed like a good
17 idea at the time, but in retrospect the concept didn't fit Gentoo. An
18 advanced user can finish an install pretty quickly, and a beginning one
19 is using Gentoo to learn, so they should be doing everything by hand
20 instead of having an opportunity to skip the handbook.
22 --
23 Thanks,
24 Donnie
26 Donnie Berkholz
27 Developer, Gentoo Linux
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