DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-08
Re: new sysinstall
Matthew Dillon wrote:
> What I am currently proposing:
> * Place Apache, PHP4, lynx, and some sort of browser (if we can get it to
> fit) on the live CD.
> * Use Apache and PHP4 as the backend to the installer, lynx as the
> character terminal frontend, or a browser as the graphical frontend.
> The installation code would be written primarily in PHP4.
> * The PHP4 code could make use of a simple database and the existing
> RCNG scripts to hold onto persistent data and execute its various
> Problems with using high level languages like Ruby, Python, etc...
> * They have big library dependancy sets, which makes them somewhat fragile
> in regards to us being able to generate a release environment (everything
> is a moving target).
Is that truer for Python than PHP4? Most of Python's library
dependencies are for its own libraries - the core language hardly needs
anything. And PHP builds in a pile of weird shit, too.
> * They have a big CD footprint.
> * There are issues with having multiple versions installed... a
> 'system' version installed by the CD which is often older then
> the current release version that you might need in production.
Why is this not so for PHP?
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