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Re: Do we really need our own installer?

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Do we really need our own installer?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:17:24 +0200
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Hartmut Goebel <address@hidden> writes:

> But do we really need our own installer? Why can't we "just" adopt an
> existing one to our needs? Does the installer need to be part of the
> "guix system" command?

The reason why we have a draft curses installer is because John actually
wrote it.  We may be able to adopt an existing graphical installer, but
to my knowledge nobody has investigated this closely enough yet.

The curses installer currently is the closest we have to an installer.
If you feel motivated to take on the work to explore existing GUI
installers, do not let us stop you :)

Originally, we wanted to have an installer that does not hide the Scheme
configuration and lets users play with it.  We wanted to have something
that is a step up from manually following the steps outlined in the


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