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Date:      Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:41:37 +0000 (UTC)
From:      inquiz <inquiz@gmx.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 9
Message-ID:  <loom.20120119T113323-535@post.gmane.org>
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Eduardo Morras <nec556 <at> retena.com> writes:

> ... 
> I think that a full/complete update of the old installer to add it 
> support GEOM, ZFS, scripting and more newer features will consume 
> more manpower and resources than create a new one from scratch, where 
> the devs aren't chained by old code, backwards compatibility, old 
> restrictions and old point of views. This way, is easier correct 
> bugs, new features, simplify the installation and even automate it to 
> this new installer than try to add them to the old one.
> 
> As always, i suppose that any ideas and help are welcome.
> ...

If devs decided that there are good technical and other reasons to retire
the old installer, then that's fair enough.
But then the new installer has to be at least equal in features, functionality,
and overall quality.

Take a look at:
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20100308#feature
Installation, etc.

Very impressive.
inquiz









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