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From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney-aBrp7R+bbdUdnm+yROfE0A <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: Announcing GLI ("the installer") 0.5
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.gentoo.installer
Date: Monday 7th May 2007 18:38:44 UTC (over 10 years ago)
The Gentoo Linux Installer team would like to announce version 0.5[.4]
(we've
found a few bugs since the initial 0.5 release) of the installer. This
release,
which is available on the 2007.0 x86 and amd64 LiveCD/DVDs, has a lot of
changes
from the previous one (so many that it really should have been a new major
version, but we haven't even reached 1.0 yet, so it's a bit hard to jump to
2.0).

The major change is that the installer is now interactive, so instead of
configuring everything and then letting the install go, it acts more like
every
other installer that has ever existed. If you're looking for something to
do
automated installs, check out the installer's sister project, Quickstart at
<http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/quickstart.php>.

As always, there are many improvements (and bugfixes) since the last
version.

  * Yet Another Partitioning Code Overhaul: partitioning is now done in
real
    time, so all of the problems that affected previous installer versions
are
    now gone. It is completely and absolutely safe. The worst it can do is
mess
    up when deleting a partition you wanted to delete or creating a new
    partition, neither of which will result in data loss.
  * GTK+ frontend redesign: most of the screens have been redesigned from
the
    ground up to go along with the new real-time functionality of the
installer.
    The content of the screens is drawn dynamically as you reach the
screen,
    instead of just disabling elements that don't apply anymore due to
previous
    decisions. This makes the interface seem a lot less clunky. We also
have some
    cool new graphics for the splash screen and banner image thanks to
blackace.
  * GTK+ frontend allows you to choose from 3 modes: Networkless, Standard,
and
    Advanced.
  * GRP mode is now only available in Networkless mode.
  * When existing prematurely from the installer, it will offer to clean up
after
    itself (unmount partitions, move logfiles, etc.)
  * Dialog frontend has been given an overhaul and now has complete i18n
support
    along with 5 translations.
  * CLI frontend fixup: the non-interactive CLI frontend has been fixed up.
It
    can be used to do automated installs with GLI if you create an install
    profile by hand if you pre-partition or use the recommended partition
layout.

As always with improvements, there are new bugs created to go along with
them.
If you do encounter a bug, make sure to save your /tmp/installprofile.xml
and
/var/log/installer.log.failed from the LiveCD right after the install
fails.
File a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org/. Select the
"Gentoo Release Media" product
and the "Installer" component. If you can't find that, just use the
following
link:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Gentoo%20Release%20Media&component=Installer&format=guided

-- 
Andrew Gaffney                            http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
Gentoo Linux Developer                                   Installer Project
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