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Date:      Mon, 11 Sep 2006 16:44:39 +0100
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Newbie Experience
Message-ID:  <20060911154439.GA1247@mech-aslap33.men.bris.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20060911113856.7d6cb435.wmoran@collaborativefusion.com>
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On 2006 Sep 11, Bill Moran wrote:
> In response to Norberto Meijome <freebsd@meijome.net>:
> 
> > Any other related projects to improve the installer? I *KNOW* it isn't the most
> > important part of the system, but every bit counts, and I think that having
> > both a ncurses and a GUI (non-ncurses ;) )based installer would be quite nice
> > and modern. And I'd be definitely happy to help where I can. PC-BSD has one,
> > right? 
> 
> The community _is_ aware of the deficiency.  It just hasn't completed an
> acceptable replacement yet.  Probably the best known attempt was libh:

I'm very happy with the installer as it is. I usually use floppies and then install via ftp, so I'd prefer to keep the installer as small as possible. Maybe even ncurses is not necessary.

anton



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