Corey Mosher writes:
> What would actually be quite nice is to have a fancy GUI install
> in addition to the current one. Then at the beginning of the
> install you can decide whether you really want to install FreeBSD
> or look at the pretty lights in the fancy GUI version. Option 1
> is choose the current way, option 2 is go the GUI method. This
> gives people the flexible "old fashioned" way to install while at
> the same time getting people through the install who may be less
> experienced buy using the GUI version.
There's an additional variable here, that I haven't seen
It is desirable to have a uniform installation process, no
matter what the media. This means the hard-working folks in Release
Engineering only have to wrangle one set of code.
It is also desirable to have a small installation process, so
deisrable I think this is a matter of official policy. (Can anyone
confirm or deny this?) As of ... somewhere late in 3.x or early in
4.x, I think ... one could run the entire essential install off one
Then it was two.
Now it's three, if you need some not-so-uncommon drivers.
Will the sky fall if we go to four? No. But "cost" of each
additional disk goes up. I don't assume everyone has a 52x CDROM,
any more than I assume thay have a 3mbps cable connection.
(I'm neither for or against a GUI installer. I just want to be
sure we're all playing with the same deck.)
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