finstall alpha3

Henri Hennebert hlh at
Wed Feb 6 14:26:02 UTC 2008

Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> Ivan Voras wrote:
>> As some of you may already know, I'm working on a graphical installer
>> for FreeBSD 7, which was started as a Google SoC 2007 project but still
>> continues. 
> 10+ years back when Jordan did first pre= X, 24x80 graphical installer,
> soon afer he'd finished a blind chap posted ~So how do I install ?~
> Answer then: ~Get a friend do it for you, or abandon FreeBSD & use NetBSD~
> NetBSD still have Ascii installer, so more attractive to some.  Idea
> for another SOC project : An automated tool that could descramble
> all the glitz of [arbitrary ?] graphics tools back to something
> sensible / Ascii, a bit like what OCR does for printed paper.
> No doubt a bew grraphical installer might be nice (if X is reliable
> which it often is Not, & don't rely on VESA either on old hardware),
> but just so's we don't forget blind too,  amazingly they
> use computers (with expensive interfaces).
> Also visually impaired do too, the later simply with simple text
> xterms with Monster fonts, rather than graphics I presume.
Just my opinion:

Maybe you are great BUT YOU ARE TOOOOO DEROGATORY about a work witch may
be usefull to some new users!!!!


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