Subject: Re: Graphical Sysinst in 2.0
To: Zafer Aydogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 09/03/2004 14:22:01
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On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 11:06:52PM +0200, Zafer Aydogan wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 06:05:08PM +0200, Wouter Klouwen wrote:
> > > Chapman Flack(firstname.lastname@example.org) said 2004.08.24 10:38:21 +0000:
> > > > I'm not sure the improvements in install technology since those days
> > have
> > > > been. Most ideas for making an install prettier have to do with
> > concealing
> > > > more information so the screen looks tidy. Installing an OS is not=
> > great
> > > > time for concealing information.
> > >=20
> > > It's mostly prettier pictures, more bloat (so called modularity),=20
> > > less responsiveness, less information.
> > Yep. But it looks nice to the newbies! :P
> That is was the Point !=20
> It's clear that NetBSD need no fancyness, but if installing NetBSD is eas=
> or look easier through a GUI we can win more users !
> More users means more energy, new knowledge and new ideas.
I'd be a little more blunt. Either NetBSD continues to grow (attract new=20
users, etc.) or it stagnates and dies. That is true of any organization.
I don't think that a graphical installer will be the magic wand that=20
"saves" NetBSD from death; NetBSD as a project can survive without it.=20
However I think it could be helpful in a number of situations.
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