Subject: Re: Graphical Sysinst in 2.0
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: James Buchanan <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/05/2004 16:40:56
On Sun, 5 Sep 2004 02:38 am, Wojciech wrote:
> could you tell more about your sysinst?

I'm separating all the functions that do the install (partition making, 
disklabels, mounting and unmounting, networking, running commands) into 
an installation library.  So then, both text and graphical installers 
can concentrate on their UI and call into the installation library to 
do the work.  A lot of these functions already exist, so I'll move them 
into the library.

I haven't made any decisions about the UI yet, but I expect that I will 
use a lot of the existing code for the curses UI.  Curses, I suppose, 
is both a graphical and a text UI at the same time.  It can run on less 
capable terminals and still present something that is a little more 
organised than a text interface using just printf/scanf.

The current sysinst code is tightly coupled with the curses code which I 
want to change.  Also, I'm working on better error checking and things 
like that too.