[Dev] Calamares Installer (Parabola rebranded) almost ready

Megver83 megver83 at openmailbox.org
Thu Jul 6 20:24:13 GMT 2017


El 06/07/17 a las 16:20, Winter Taylor Jones escribió:
> 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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