There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether sysinstall should be replaced or not. The purpose of sysinstall is to initially install FreeBSD and it serves this purpose quite well. However sysinstall is also the first thing a new user gets to see of FreeBSD. People which are used to shiny Linux Live CDs with Framebuffer boot sequences and all the jewelry are shoked when they are confronted with the ncurses interface and walk away most of the time. This is a pity because you really use the installer once every couple of years and it says nothing about the OS. Would it be worth considering to provide the BSD Installer [1] as an alternate choice to sysinstall for a default FreeBSD installation? I'm sure several people already thought of it and it might be interesting to hear their conclusions.


[1] http://www.bsdinstaller.com/
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