Gentoo Linux Installer Meeting Summary: 15 Jul 2004
samyron stated the purpose for the meeting: "basically, i want to talk about:
What we've done thus far, what needs to get done in the short term, and what
long term projects are".
esammer answered the first of samyron's questions: "we've completed a basic
design, implemented profile objects, controller skeleton, utility functions and
classes, and done research into some of the more difficult topics such as
It was decided that partitioning is a stumbling block and as such should be put
on the "back burner" so other goals can be met.
Short Term Goals
esammer stated some short term goals: "we need to finish the controller with
networking setup, routing setup, misc file generation (/etc/hosts,
samyron added: "Other things that I consider important: a way to download the
profile from a given URI".
esammer noted that cshields is working on a PHP profile generator, and homer
volunteered to implement same.
Along the lines of a profile generator, codeman asked for a complete sample
profile to be committed to CVS, samyron volunteered one and esammer asked for
it to be committed as sample_profile.xml.
Long Term Goals
samyron noted that the GLIInstallProfile class is basically done except for the
partitioning code, and it was agreed to keep that as a long term goal.
samyron noted that a test frontend is needed to test the installer, and codeman
volunteered to send samyron some test scripts to build on for that purpose.
samyron opened the meeting up to questions, comments, and suggestions.
codeman volunteered further help, samyron accepted the offer.
homer offered to help build a PHP profile generator, esammer asked homer to
speak with cshields regarding collaboration on that project.
There was a small amount of discussion on kernel configuration.
klieber noted that the Infrastructure project could supply hosting for a
PHP-based profile generator, and has VMWare GSX Server running in order to
provide testing environments to the Installer project team members.
The meeting was adjourned at 2006 UTC.
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