[lokisetup] Thoughts

Stéphane Peter megastep at megastep.org
Mon Feb 17 01:25:33 EST 2003

Well, the bottom line is that Setup is not used only for installing
Linux games on high-end PCs. We should definitely make it as general
purpose as possible, and this may lead to the inclusion of features that
help further that goal.

Besides the fact that Setup seems to have become the de-facto installer
for games on Linux, it is also used for other projects like Crossover,
Kylix, Codehost BrightQ, etc... Which don't necesarily have the same
hardware requirements as games ;)

Le dim 16/02/2003 à 17:58, zakk a écrit :
> The text-mode installer is specifically useful for servers. This is not
> also true of 8-Bit X11 displays. Perhaps your job 
> I don't really see it as being useful elsewhere, except where the root
> account cannot access the x-server the user ran, in which case it seems
> silly, since the ultimate goal of _setup on the CD-ROM should be to have
> it run automatically. Not all things with fewer colors will just look
> bad, it's up the artist to fill the need, and in the case of, say,
> blackshades, it turned out quite well with fewer colors. Indeed I think
> if the original developer had designed it with nice textures in mind, I
> would have been less interested in getting a port done.
> -- 
> zakk <zakk at timedoctor.org>
Stephane Peter
Sr. Software Engineer
Codehost, Inc.

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