review of the OBI

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 16:14:45 UTC 2013


Yes... I like the alternate installer... Of course, always will be those
who expect a beautiful space background like those on MacOS, but...
Alternative installer adds a interactive touch!

IMHO, of course...



2013/9/23 Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com>

> Hi Andre,
>
> I can add some colours (not only use the inverse video) with ansi escape
> sequences and maybe also some cursor movement sequences, so that the
> screen will not scroll. Then the OBI will look more like a simplified
> alternate installer.
>
> Do you mean that such simple tricks would make the OBI attractive
> enough, even if it is the same menus in a text screen?
>
> -o-
>
> By the way, does anybody know the name of the tool to create the text
> wizard interface of the alternate installer? I have seen the same style
> of wizard in many places, for example in PING and Clonezilla, so I think
> there is a tool for it. That tool would add not only colours, but also
> arrow keys etc (I guess from the curses library, but I would like to use
> a high-level tool, rather than C programming).
>
> Best regards
> Nio
>
> On 2013-09-23 16:08, Andre Rodovalho wrote:
> > Beginners are always afraid of single color screens... Being Red, Blue
> > or Black...
> >
> >
> > 2013/9/23 Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com <mailto:
> nio.wiklund at gmail.com>>
> >
> >     Nice with publicity,
> >
> >
> http://www.le-libriste.fr/2013/09/ubuntu-installation-simplifiee-avec-obi/
> >
> >     But what about the conclusion: 'Not an option' for beginners without
> >     a GUI?
> >
> >     "je veux bien croire que c’est un outil très intéressant mais sans
> Gui,
> >     c’est pas pour les débutants, non de non"
> >
> >     -o-
> >
> >     - Is it worth the cost (in RAM usage and in work) to add a GUI, for
> >     example with zenity or kdialog?
> >
> >     - Or is it simply necessary for most people? Otherwise it is not an
> >     option.
> >
> >     Best regards
> >     Nio
> >
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