Subject: Re: Something to shoot for someday...
To: Ross Harvey <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-install
Date: 07/01/1999 23:18:26
Ross Harvey <> writes:
> > > Considering that the current sysinst is doomed...
> >
> > Yes, and we're all gonna die!!!
> >
> > The question is _when_.  8-)
> Since a replacement for sysinst has not even been STARTED yet, AFAIK, 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.

Yes, that was exactly my point.  8-)

> And if a rewrite actually gets started, it's at first just a one-person
> job. There is no point in stopping work cooperative, project-wide work on
> the old one ... raising the passing grade for hypothetical, new sysinst
> vaporware is a good thing, not a bad thing.

Yup, exactly.  It also gives ups a chance to further explore what
features/improvements are desirable in any installer.

The worst that happens is we learn something.  Given the current state
of sysinst, i'd say we've got a lot to learn.  8-)

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.