randomizer wrote:mmesantos1 wrote:Hi Sloshy,
I have been following this thread and was wondering if you are going to include a GUI that is as easy as Mints installer in your ISO?
Doesn't that remove alot of the customisation that makes Arch, well, Arch?
It isn't 100% against "The Arch Way" to make a GUI installer, as long as you don't hide things from the user. It's worth knowing that Ubuntu does a LOT of things for you, and this results in the weird problems on install/upgrade for some people that seem really hard to fix. There's more than one installer for Arch; the Arch Installation Framework is command-line based and it's the current default, Chakra uses their own Qt-based installer, I'm not sure what KahelOS uses, and I know there's at least one or two more. I'd much rather write my own though and keep it simple; maybe I could just write a GUI front-end to AIF and call it a day. It's actually very easy for the most part. One of the features I'd really like to put in is extra package groups. With AIF, you get to choose what packages you install when you set up your system. I could add groups for wifi drivers, printer drivers, desktop software, office software, music software, "questionably legal libraries", etc. and have it be a "make it from scratch" distribution that Arch usually is, while being easy to use at the same time! Simple in both senses of the word !
FedoraRefugee wrote:Oops, spearmint is already copyrighted!
Naw, just kidding. I really dig that name! I think it fits great with Kendall's Peppermint!
Oh shoot, and you came up with the name earlier this month . To be honest I had no idea you came up with the name . I'll credit you for coming up with the name or something somewhere if I ever get around to finishing this. Plus, you can't "copyright" a name. Only trademark it. Different things .
FedoraRefugee wrote:Oh, have you tried Shaman yet? Might be a good frontend for Pacman. Just a thought.
I'll get around to installing it. Thanks for the advice!