[RFC] Rewriting sade(8)
Alexander at Leidinger.net
Thu Apr 8 14:39:47 UTC 2010
Quoting Dag-Erling SmÃ¸rgrav <des at des.no> (from Thu, 08 Apr 2010
> Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at Leidinger.net> writes:
>> Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> writes:
>> > There have been at least three or four attempts to do this in the
>> > past. One of them was even fully funded by the FreeBSD Foundation.
>> > They all failed.
>> I was told a lot of people tried to make the WITH_CTF part working
>> without the need to use -DWITH_CTF each time at the command line and
>> failed. Nevertless I did it. So telling something is not possible
>> because other people tried and failed is ridiculous.
> It's not ridiculous, it's experience. *Painful* experience over a
> period of nearly 15 years.
>> BTW: I do not think you talk about a partition editor, but about the
>> complete sysinstall.
> Yes and no. I'm talking about making the user interface pluggable,
> i.e. run the same program (whether sysinstall or sade) with, say, an
> ncurses interface on the console and a gtk interface in X.
I did not suggest to run the same program and get different
interfaces. My suggestion was to have a backend-lib and a frontend.
The backend containing the "business-logic", and the frontend being
the presentation layer. If you want a GTK GUI, write a new frontend.
In the case of sysinstall and sade, both use some kind of curses
interface, my suggestion was to the lib as they are both 2 different
kind of frontends (two different kinds of point of view regarding the
I was misunderstanding your idea in the beginning, I was understanding
the description of jhb better. It surely is an applicable idea (and an
improvement to what we have currently), but it looks like it is
limiting what we could do with sade (the frontend part, not the
backend part) if it would be decoupled from sysinstall.
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