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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Looks good
by Laurence on Fri 31st Aug 2007 09:12 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

I've never had a problem with text installers, but hopefully this will pinch some OSX / Windows users who may have been intimidated by BSD before.

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RE: Looks good
by Oliver on Fri 31st Aug 2007 11:06 in reply to "Looks good"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

It's not per se a graphical installer. This is one possible frontend, so it's possible to use a ncurses frontend. Important is the different backend of this installer, which offers new possibilities.

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