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Re: BootBlocks.

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 11:12:52 -0700 (PDT)

    It's irrelevant.  You can hardly expect a small project like ours to
    cover all the bases.  Those linux installers have large groups of
    people DEDICATED to just working on the installer.  Short of us dropping
    everything and putting all our resources for the next year into the
    installer (at which point I might ask: Why are we bothering if the rest
    of the system is static because of it).... short of doing that, DragonFly
    will *NEVER* have an installer that achieves the same level of user 

    Our current installer is wonderful.  Not because it is user friendly
    (it isn't, necessarily), but because a small group of people were
    able to work it up in a few months and because it does precisely what
    we intended for it to do.  Nothing fancy, nothing spectacular... it
    just does its job and does it reasonably well.

    For that matter, you have to ask yourself:  Why use DragonFly if you
    aren't interested in its clustering and filesystem goals?  Well, ok,
    reliability is important to.  I consider reliability very important, in
    fact, but if all I wanted was reliability we would still basically just
    be running FreeBSD-4.x.

    I want clustering.  I want ZFS.  I want OS virtualization (Zen-like, but
    Dragonfly on top of DragonFly rather then DragonFly on top of Linux).
    Those are the things I am working towards.


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