Modern FreeBSD Installer?
jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Apr 22 23:02:31 UTC 2009
On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 01:34:13PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Apr 22, 2009, at 12:27 PM, Fritz wrote:
> >As a big fan (and paying subscriber)
> Interesting-- I wasn't aware that the FreeBSD project had a paid
> subscription model...?
> >...of FreeBSD it pains me to ask this question: When are you going
> >to build
> >a modern installer for FreeBSD?
> >I looked at the list of projects and didn't see it there ... did
> >I miss something?
> If you're asking for an installer which requires bitmapped graphics
> and won't work over a serial terminal or the like, well, I hope the
> answer is never. Some people have tried before and/or might still be
> working on a replacement, but thus far, nobody has written one which
> is widely regarded as better than sysinstall.
> You might find this interesting to read:
Very good article - not surprising, considering the author.
Anyone considering working on the installer or the package
system should read it carefully as a first step.
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