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Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 12:20:38 -0500
From: "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit AT cox DOT net>
Organization: CoxNet User
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To: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
CC: Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>, cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: Keeping base, adding standard.
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Charles Wilson wrote:

> Robert Collins wrote:
>>> Again, you're inventing another layer that I maintain will only 
>>> confuse things.
>> I see your point. 

> Red Hat Linux's installation (used to, perhaps still does) separate 
> the concept of "Installation Type" and "Individual Package Selection". 
> You'd pick "Workstation Install" and that would preselect a bunch of 
> pacakges, or you'd pick "Server Install" and that would preselect a 
> different set of packages.  Of course, there was ALSO the option of 
> continuing to the detailed package selection step, where you could 
> override those choice: don't install some packages that were 
> auto-selected by the Installation Type choice, or DO install other 
> packages that were not auto-selected. 

So, how about the first(?) page being "Workstation Install", "Server 
Install", . . . "Custom Install"?
Hey, looks like many commercial installers that do just that.  {Well, 
they do "Minimal" "Complete" "Custom", or the like).

David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace I am a Christian man, by my actions a great sinner." -- The Way of a Pilgrim; R. M. French, tr.
Life is too short to tolerate crappy software.

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