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Date:      Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:05:09 +0000 (UTC)
From:      inquiz <inquiz@gmx.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 9
Message-ID:  <loom.20120119T094302-811@post.gmane.org>
References:  <BLU160-W54C133B8003EF140C41EF7AE860@phx.gbl>

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Allan McKinnon <mckinnon <at> live.com> writes:

> ... 
> I really enjoyed the old installer because then I had complete control over 
> how I tweaked my computer during and after the install.

I agree.

The new installer got rid of dependencies and is scriptable - very good !

But the new installer looks primitive now.
There were e.g. error messages that were incomprehensive, or did not return user
to the beginning of a particular step or allow to continue, instead just
interrupted the installation - a sign of untested software.
That's not good for "an introduction to OS" which every installer is to a user.

Perhaps the dev should take a look at PC-BSD installer for an inspiration.
Please make changes soon, for 9.1 release if possible.

inquiz





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