On Mon, 17 May 2004 01:00:37 -0500 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Has there been any new work on the installer or planned? If not, I would like > to help... What about graphical?
If you're looking to improve FreeBSD's user-friendliness, more usefual than a GUI installer would be a few network setup tools. To get some idea what I'm talking about, take a look at Slackware's "netconfig" and "adsl-setup" tools. These aren't GUI, just ncurses scripts, but very easy to use. When I was a FBSD newbie, one of my most frustrating experiences was having to manually write and modify /etc/ppp/options and /etc/ppp/ppp.conf. I think a lot of newbies get to this point, spend a few frustrating days tearing their hair out, and then give up and go back to Redhat or SUSE. A user-friendly GUI or ncurses script for configuring the new PF firewall would no doubt win a few converts too. Take a look at Guarddog (a Linux tool for IP tables) to get some idea. Just my 2 cents. regards, Robert _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"