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From: Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek@g.o>
To: "Paweł Hajdan, Jr." <phajdan.jr@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Question about a installer for Gentoo.
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:03:55
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Question about a installer for Gentoo. by "Paweł Hajdan
1 On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 1:42 PM, "Paweł Hajdan, Jr."
2 <phajdan.jr@g.o> wrote:
3 > On 10/11/10 9:01 AM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
4 >> all it needs is a maintainer that doesnt suck and keeps the project going.  so
5 >> until that happens, nothing is going to change.
6 >
7 > I think it's more than that. Even when it was maintained, the installer
8 > was buggy. An installer which doesn't work hurts the reputation of
9 > Gentoo. Make sure the installer is very solid before it is more broadly
10 > advertised.
11 >
13 Another problem was that users who used the installer and never read
14 the handbooks constantly got problems using and maintaining their
15 system afterwards. On the other hand, an automated installer is *very*
16 useful for people already experienced with Gentoo to install new
17 systems w/o spending 3 hours of personal time on it.
19 In summation, IMO the goal of the installer should be to automate and
20 not to make it easy for newbies to install Gentoo. With that in mind,
21 please someone work on this! :)
23 --
24 ~Nirbheek Chauhan
26 Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team