Subject: Re: Graphical Sysinst in 2.0
To: Wouter Klouwen <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/30/2004 23:02:33
> > more information so the screen looks tidy.  Installing an OS is not a great
> > time for concealing information.
> It's mostly prettier pictures, more bloat (so called modularity),
> less responsiveness, less information.

fortunately NetBSD isn't most popular OS so it doesn't have to be "like
others". lets keep it normal.

> > sure to create an xterm just in case, there would be no place for unexpected
> > messages to show up.
> Well, I guess X is out of the question for NetBSD due to it's focus on
> portability, not to mention it's the last OS which still installs on
> machines with 8MB of RAM.

well it will run but isn't much usable :(

16MB is real minimum.

> It all boils down to one question:
> Does NetBSD really need a fancy graphical installer?

the answer is:

No it doesn't. unless it have to be windows competitor - but it is not and
i wish it will keep it that way