Archie installer, take 2

Although life has been keeping me busy, i worked hard on finishing the Archie installer – basically i recoded it from scratch… i used most of the inner functions, but the layout and gui functions were completely recoded. so, here are some screenshots :
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its 99% complete – some minor tweaks here and there are left, but nothing major. i’m pretty much satisfied with it πŸ™‚

i also tested it under qemu and except for one problem (setting the appropriate vga=xxx parameter for bootloader) it works flawlessly. so…

im still waiting for iphitus (James) to finish up the squashfs-lzma patch and put it into the ‘beyond’ kernel so we can release Archie 0.6 already… i just hope it won’t take TOO long…


7 thoughts on “Archie installer, take 2

  1. Fantastic !
    The screenshots are awesome !
    If I understood correctly, Archie will install a full arch system based on xfce / openbox ?
    Is it thinkable to add an gnome/kde installation option ? and grab it from internet ?

    I stay tuned πŸ™‚

  2. It will install whatever iso flavor you will use – there are going to be 4 flavors :
    xfce, openbox, kde, e17 – which ever you will use, thats the one which will be installed πŸ™‚

  3. It should be easy enough to translate – all strings are in XML file, so if you wish to translate to French, you’re more than welcome πŸ™‚
    atm, to use the installer in a different language (once other XML translations will be available) the installer needs to be executed via :
    export LANG=fr_FR.utf8 archie-installer
    to use Frence for example…
    I might add a “language selection” later on.

  4. Great that you used XML files.

    I am already ready to do a translations of files, you have my e-mail.

    It won’t be hard to add a language selection on πŸ™‚

    Any new of iphitus ? πŸ˜‰

  5. sure, i’ll send you the xml later today πŸ™‚

    no news yet from iphitus. he must be working on the rest of the beyond patches…

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