Subject: Re: Something to shoot for someday...
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: None <>
List: tech-install
Date: 07/02/1999 15:24:55 (Chris G. Demetriou) wrote:
] My goal is to improve the software.  Trying to start from the ground
] up is impractical, because you need to devote so much time to it
] before you can reasonably subdivide the work or hand the improved
] software off to others.  And if you're starting from scratch, if you
] don't have time to get it that far, it's really not worth doing
] anything at all.

Right.. Hence my request for sysinst to be turned into a library.
The other option is that i take sysinst at some point in time and
hack it into a library and then may or may not import changes.
Any changes I make back may not be a clean integration back, tho
I would every attempt to.  My goal is the upper layers, not
reinventing the wheel.

The library would have other benifits, seperating out code that
does presentation from code that does the guts of the work.  Also by
breaking it up people who really know one area can work on that section
of the code without interfering with others.

Either way, it was just a request of what would be nice.  Mid July (when
I get back from DefCon) Im going to start on my project.  If there is a
public version of another choice, of course ill take a look at it.
What im not going to do is sit around waiting for the next best thing.

(With luck, ill be up to screen shots in August.)