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Re: Come back and graphical installer

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Come back and graphical installer
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:37:07 +0200
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Mathieu Othacehe <address@hidden> skribis:

> To give you my opinion, I think that having a X/Wayland installer would
> be really nice and totally agree. However, I also think it is important
> to capitalize on the work already done. Plus, writting this kind of
> installer is quite complicated because:
> * Using Anaconda[1] as suggested by Harmut would mean interfacing a huge
>   codebase in Python, written for FHS based distributions.
> * To write this kind of installer in Guile, we need bindings for a nice
>   high level graphical library and we have to be careful not to increase
>   too much the installer footprint.
> So this seems that something we want in the future but that is a bit out
> of reach for the 1.0 release.

Seconded.  To me the graphical installer is in the nice-to-have
category and not in the 1.0-blocker category.


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