[ros-dev] New Setup system
ionucu at videotron.ca
Sat Jan 28 23:25:19 CET 2006
David Hinz wrote:
> Hey guys,
> at first I was shocked, when I read that you want to audit all code
> and will have to rewrite a lot of the old code, but then I realised,
> that this is a great chance for making improvements.
> Here's one of my ideas:
> We could create a completely new setup, that will have a gui (not
> really a new idea...).
> But the second thing would be to create something similar to debians
> apt and debconf.
> My idea was to create a new setup, that installs ReactOS in packets,
> that would look a bit like this:
> A compressed archive (maybe bzip) that contains a folder with all the
> files, that need to be installed, one file that contains informations
> like e.g. where to put the files (%SYSTEMROOT% or %WINDIR%...) and one
> script file that looks a bit like a batch file. Maybe we could add a
> file, that contains some questions and hints, that can be interpreted
> by different configuration utilities.
> That is, what is IN these archives, in addition to this the header of
> the file would contain uncompressed information about the
> dependencies, so that they are easier to read.
> All this would give us some big advantages.
> For example we would be able to create different distributions and
> Companies would be able to have a mirror of our repository and could
> additionally have their own repositories, whose files depend on ours.
> This would ease deployment in big companies and would be a big
> advantage compared to Microsoft, as everything happens completely
> unattended, even if you upgrade from ReactOS 1.0 to 3.0.
> I'm looking forward to read what you think about my idea.
> David Hinz
> Ros-dev mailing list
> Ros-dev at reactos.org
Sounds a lot like the new Vista AIK and the XIMAGE system Microsoft is
working on. Not saying that's a bad thing, on the contrary, but why
re-invent the wheel? We could just use their tools.
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