[Inx] ISO and install options - opinions?

reine dedeurwaerder reined at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 15:45:28 PDT 2009

10 more megs!, oh my Dog!, I'm gona run out of space! ;) . For the
"Netinxstaller", I presume those who grocks that don't need to learn
Bash anymore, but the "Inxstaller": Yes Yes Yes!, and in the Menus:
Hooray!. I've  installed "INX" on a usb key with "Unetbootin", a
breeze!. The ONLY little thing annoying is finding the config
(keyboard:fr), but not a real problem. Anyway, big thanks for this
great idee (INX!) cause you learn a little bit Bash, here and there,
you will learn more, one day, when you have more time, and then: INX!,
you start it, and...you don't stop until you learn in one hour what
you didn't in (years?), don't be shy, it's A GREAT idee!, in a way, it
is what I was inconsciensly waiting for years. Keep on trucking, and
keep the excellent work going. BTW: could you add Blender, OpenOffice
(the works!), KDE4, Evolution and maybe Emacs?. Ha Ha, only joking!.
Reine and her dog Poutou.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 8:24 PM, Peter Garrett<inx-one at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> Hi all,!
> This is a request for opinions, so feel free to throw in any comments!
> As list subscribers would know, the "inx-unstable-1.15" iso included an
> option to boot the Ubuntu 'mini.iso' net installer image from the disc.
> Now, there are a few points that I would like opinions about:
> 1) Is the extra size worth having? (202 MB vs. about 194-195 MB,
> already more than 10 MB bigger than the original INX CDs .)
> 2) Is the 2 stage "Netinxtaller" idea asking for trouble, in the sense
> that it requires being comfortable with partitioning, an ncurses-style
> interface, and understanding the concept of installing from the 'Net,
> rebooting, running a second script, and so on? (I suspect that the
> target audience for INX is not *really* "newbish", to be honest,
> despite INX's educational slant).
> 3) Should the Inxtaller and Netinxtaller explanations and/or scripts be
> in the menus as easily accessible options? Or should there just be some
> 'help' text linked from the opening screen for those who want to try
> installing? In the case of the 2 stage install, the netinxtaller script
> is a bit pointless as a number option, since it needs to run *after* a
> base install.
> 4) Any other thoughts you might have on this subject, or indeed
> suggestions for the Next Big Thing that INX should try to do?
>  *smile*
> ( "4)" is not a licence to ask for your favourite app, or to suggest
> adding X, fluxbox, ratpoison, flash, javascript support etc. - just to
> forestall the inevitable, as seen before on this list ;-)
> It's late/early here, so I'm signing off. I hope to see lots of list
> traffic about this post (Yes, I'm deluded, but you knew this) ;-)
> Peter
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