On Sat, Jul 22, 2006 at 09:03:47PM +1000, sammy sumer wrote: > 1. Reinvent the installer and interface. > > Fundamental thing like system installer is still phenomenally arcane. There > is no excuse for FreeBSD developers not to upgrade the system installer and
A lot of people consider FreeBSD as primarily an OS for use as a mail/file/web server, so a graphical installer is not necessary. The text mode installer is looking a bit dated and could be made to look more "polished", but I don't think this is a big deal. > why not using disk imaging technology like Norton ghost or Acronis > TrueImageinstead of the traditional installation. Why? Installing FreeBSD from CD only takes about 15 minutes on a modern machine. Faster if you do a minimal install. A disk image wouldn't allow people to exlude parts of FreeBSD they don't want to install, eg. X Windows. ISO disk images of the entire OS ans selected binary packages are available for burning to CD though. > 2. Integrate a PHP shell into the core of the system. > > PHP is by far the most popular computing language in the world. Why not > have a shell called PHP shell. So lots of web developers out there can > easily create shell scripts in PHP syntax to automate and run programs on > FreeBSD. I already use Python for this, but I wouldn't want Python to be in the base system as it would make it more difficult to upgrade to a newer version of Python. If you've used Python for a while you'd probably notice how much more suitable it is for what you describe, compared to PHP. I recommend you check it out. Regards Andrew Melbourne, Australia _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"