[Dev] Calamares Installer (Parabola rebranded) almost ready

Winter Taylor Jones d3crypt at riseup.net
Thu Jul 6 20:20:32 GMT 2017

We could make two versions of the ISO, one that is manual install, like
Arch, and one that has a graphical installer, such as Manjaro.

On 07/06/2017 12:03 PM, Josh Branning wrote:
> See, I'm in two minds. On the one hand there is user experience, and
> on the other hand there is architectural elegance.
> I cannot think of a solution. If the graphical installer is included,
> you lose some architectural elegance, if it's left out, you lose some
> user experience.
> As it is, I agree that parabola currently firmly lives in the
> architectural elegance camp, at least for the CLI version.
> I think most people would agree that the current MATE desktop is not
> architecturally elegant as it stands, nor the best for user
> experience, so whatever the decision with that, there is likely to be
> an improvement with the graphical iso regardless.
> I did think that you could possibly exclude the graphical installer
> and have it as a package instead, instructing users to download it,
> but that would break the new no-internet-connection aspect(s) of the
> installer.
> You could produce or remaster two graphical ISOs, one with the
> installer, one without, but I think that may be too much work and
> perhaps be too picky and be too much of an ask.
> It is already known that some people would want to dd to a usb and
> have an installer present. If I am correct in saying a dd'ed iso image
> from a usb runs entirely in RAM then few will be dding the image as a
> +RW portable OS, meaning they shouldn't care if an installer is present.
> All in all, I think in this case there is no real wrong answer,
> especially no wrong answer worth fighting over.
> TBH, I'd probably use the LXDE iso with the installer myself out of
> laziness and speed of installation.
> With that said and out of the way of, from a user perspective, I would
> like the command line version of parabola to have a command line
> installer too, both for LXDE desktop and cli installations.
> On 06/07/17 19:09, bill-auger wrote:
>> much the same as megver just said - i tried to make the argument that
>> GUI support is desirable in the other thread
>> https://lists.parabola.nu/pipermail/dev/2017-July/005685.html
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