Subject: Re: Something to shoot for someday...
To: Ross Harvey <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 07/01/1999 13:13:15
Ross Harvey <> writes:
> > Yes, and we're all gonna die!!!
> >
> > The question is _when_.  8-)
> Since a replacement for sysinst has not even been STARTED yet,

Not true. I've been working on it for a couple of weeks now. As I
said, it's my summer project. I'm not going to finish before the 1.5
branch, but it should be ready by September or so for public work.

> and
> since many improvements could be carried over should a new one magically
> appear, I see no reason to stop work on the version we are shipping with
> each release.

I'm not telling people not to work on improvements to the current
one. I would argue, however, that if anyone is contemplating a big set 
of improvements to it, they should instead work on rewriting it
themselves rather than institutionalizing it.