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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Keep on the good work! (2)
by plepser on Fri 31st Aug 2007 12:02 UTC
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Of course I know that PC-BSD and DesktopBSD are pure FreeBSD. The point I want to make is that, if it is only about a new installer (OS, ports, packages or PBI), then why not create an add-on in stead of a new name (fork, distro or whatever)?

I really did not say that Finstall is superfluous. Such an installer can easily be adopted by FreeBSD, which I like (but do not need). Tools are welcome!

Furthermore I want to say that I tried PC-BSD several times. PBI's are mostly dated, not in every language, or not available at all, so you need ports and/or packages next to PBI's. Then I do not see the advantage...

Edited 2007-08-31 12:08

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RE: Keep on the good work! (2)
by Oliver on Fri 31st Aug 2007 13:27 in reply to " Keep on the good work! (2)"
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Finstall is an option too, not a must.

>Furthermore I want to say that I tried PC-BSD several times.

I did not talk of an advantage, I just mentioned the optional character of this technology. So there is actually no "harm" if you don't like it.

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