Text based installer + 1. The alternate CD with console-based UI is good enough IMO if it can have l10n user interface. Windows installer has long been text-based since windows 3.1 and it's still text-based in windows xp. Nobody complains of this so why should we insist that there should be a graphical one? Yes, if you boot from Windows xp installer cd on a machine without OS, you'll enter text-based installer. The GUI part is only available after the basic system is set up.
Actually, we can do the same. The text-based installer (part I) only installs base system and core components and then reboot and automatically login X11 with a super user. After boot, a GUI-based installer (part II) is launched and continues the remaining parts. This can make things much easier. The only problem with this approach is, we cannot have a good GUI-based UI for partitioning. Windows XP handle this in text-mode, too. However, I see no real problem here. The rationale is quite simple. Users who doesn't know how to use text-based UI are also the ones that will almost always choose "automatic partitioning". Others who like to use "customized" and "manual partitioning" are definitely advanced power users who don't need a GUI installer. So don't put 80% of development resources to do what only 20% people need. Please, if someone know how to work with the text-based debian installer, consider this approach. Let's set up a base system with the text-based one, and continue the remainng parts in a GUI installer after rebooting into X11. This is also what Windows does. Comments? On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 7:56 PM, Jean-Pierre Vidal Piesset <jpx...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Unfortunately, it will be very difficult to reduce the memory footprint >> >> of the installer for 11.04. >> >> The other question this poses is, is it really necessary to have a >> graphical installer as the default for Lubuntu? > > Some time ago, there was a question on the mailing list "What do you expect > from Lubuntu" and i think that a very important point is "it will go where > Ubuntu can't" or something like that. > A graphical installer is something that we do only one time (in theory) so > if it's a little "ugly" (text) IMHO i don't see the problem. > -- > jpxsat > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop > Post to : email@example.com > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp > > _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp