Colin Watson cjwatson at
Wed Nov 9 11:22:18 CST 2005

On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 04:42:06PM +0100, Jorge Bernal wrote:
> El Lunes 07 Noviembre 2005 17:03, Colin Watson escribió:
> > My opinion on the current code is approximately that I think the
> > structure is pretty much what we want but we'll want to replace a lot of
> > the actual code for reasons of maintainability and to change various
> > user interface details, as discussed in various specifications. Starting
> > with the current Guadalinex implementation means that we can be in a
> > position of making incremental improvements (always easier than trying
> > to write something from scratch). In particular I have some very
> > definite ideas on making sure that the backend is as much as possible
> > merely a wrapper around d-i code, using techniques I developed for the
> > OEM installer in Breezy (the advanced partitioner is an obvious partial
> > exception here). Are those ideas ones you would consider adopting for
> > Guadalinex too?
> I guess it's a bit late to propose this, but now you mention the oem...
> What about asking only for partitions before installing and load the oem 
> installer on first boot?

I feel very strongly that we shouldn't be asking questions on first boot
after installation except in OEM mode. It's much better to ask the
questions up-front and then present a usable system after installation
straight away.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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