Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Aug 2007 08:35 UTC, submitted by lomax
FreeBSD "Welcome to the home page of the finstall project, accepted for Google's Summer of Code 2007. This project aims to create a user-friendly graphical installer for FreeBSD & FreeBSD-derived systems. The project should yield something usable for 7.0-RELEASE, but the intention is to keep it as a "second" installer system during 7.x, alongside sysinstall. In any case, sysinstall will be kept for architectures not supported by finstall (e.g. all except i386 and amd64)." A first version has been released.
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by Flatland_Spider on Fri 31st Aug 2007 13:54 UTC
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2006-09-01

I was looking at the screenshots, and it looks nice. The only thing I would ask for is a way to see what is installing. The progress bar is nice, but I would like to see what it is installing, and maybe has installed, in addition to the progress bar. I'd like a verbose mode.

Is there a way to add ports or pkgs from the installer? That would be nice.

It's been mentioned, but I'll mention it again. A quick way to edit loader.conf and rc.conf would be nice, or just a way to load files onto the new OS in order to customize it.

Now that I think about it, a little profile tool would be cool. Profile a computer then have the installer read the profile and set the new system up similar.

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