[ros-dev] New Setup system

TwoTailedFox twotailedfox at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 23:56:03 CET 2006

"ReactOS Update"

On 1/29/06, David Hinz <post.center at gmail.com> wrote:
> Alex Ionescu schrieb:
> > 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.
> And exactly that is what it's not. I've been looking a lot at the new
> Vista deployment tools and ximage in the last two weeks, and the
> difference is, that MS creates a file based image of the whole system
> partition, copies it onto the harddisk and starts the setup, and what I
> described is a bit more like the debian installer, everything is in
> packages, that depend on other packages (or not) and each of them has
> it's own configuration.
> This is much more customizable and flexible than Microsofts ximage.
> You can create one cd for the whole company, but when you have installed
> ReactOS you just have to connect to the repository server and select the
> repositories you need for this workstation. You will never ever have to
> touch this workstaion again, it will be automatically updated with
> exactly the things needed on this workstation.
> Keep in mind, my idea is not to make the installation as fast as
> possible and to waste as less space on the installation medias as
> possible, I want to make the administrators job a bit easier.
> Plus this has positive effects for home users too, as we have a system
> wide update manager and not one for every vendor.
> > Best regards,
> > Alex Ionescu
> Greets,
> David Hinz
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