[Installit-dev] InstallIt status report

Jannis Pohlmann info at sten-net.de
Mon Mar 13 23:12:43 CET 2006

On Mon, 13 Mar 2006 22:46:10 +0100
Benedikt Meurer <benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de> wrote:

> Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> >>>>Now for the actual reason to write this status report: It would be
> >>>>nice if we could come together on #xfce-dev about two weeks before
> >>>>the 4.4 release, so I can explain how developers can prepare their
> >>>>packages for their mirrors (and the official Xfce InstallIt
> >>>>mirror, of course). What do you think about this?
> >>>
> >>>I think its important to have one person that is responsible for
> >>>building and maintaining the installer descriptions (plus a few
> >>>dedicated people building the binary packages for the various
> >>>supported platforms). If you let every developer do that on his
> >>>own, it'll cause trouble.
> >>
> >>Hm, right. I can't imagine anyone not being busy, so I think this
> >>will be my part again. At least for this release. After that, I'd
> >>like to hand this over to someone else.
> > 
> > You're the only one right now who knows how the system works. :-)
> BTW: Attached is a small patch, required to be able to start the thing
> (not catching Python exception simply terminates that evil
> interpreter).
> The main window looks nice on first sight. Tho I still have to see it
> filled with actual content. :-)

True. Hehe. And some action buttons are still missing, which will be
placed below the list views.

> doc/ is empty, and I'm too lazy to read Python code today. Is there
> anything one can do currently to see more of the stuff in action?

Hm, no, not yet. But I will be re-adding the initial wizard and the
tasks during the next days and then you will be able to select a mirror
and fetch some sample package descriptions.

- Jannis
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