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From "Jeff Genender" <>
Subject RE: Installation UI?
Date Tue, 17 May 2005 13:29:22 GMT
>> vi + an XML file does not seem user-friendly to me

You need the XML plugin for VI...its awesome ;-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Boynes [] 
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 8:41 PM
Subject: Installation UI?

Aaron's installation questions got me thinking about the UI for the
installer and the challenge of doing the initial configuration. We don't
really want people editing plans (vi + an XML file does not seem
user-friendly to me) so how can we provide them an alternative.

How about if we added a UI component to the configuration bundle? So in
addition to the state file (config.ser) there was also a UI component that
the bundle could provide for editing its manageable persistent attributes.

This would have the advantage of allowing each bundle to provide a better UI
than a set of name/value pairs, and would avoid hard coding any particular
UI code into the installer.


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