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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 03/07/2013 17:35, Torsten Eichstädt
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        -qt-user-state:0;">[The following proposal is meant for one of
        the next releases, not for </p>
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        -qt-user-state:0;">immediate hacking of existent code, of
        course!]</p>
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        -qt-user-state:0;">- DRAFT -</p>
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        -qt-user-state:0;">1. Re-write and refactor the configuration
        & installation scripts in PCBSD in a less error-prone
        scripting language than shell script.</p>
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        -qt-user-state:0;">Suggestions: Lua or JavaScript;</p>
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    My pick would be Lua, but that's just personal preference.<br>
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        -qt-user-state:0;">2. Change the configuration data files to a
        standardized, human-readable and </p>
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        -qt-user-state:0;">simple data format. My suggestions are YAML
        or JSON.</p>
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    Sounds good! Is this something you personally are offering to write?
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    If you can write a better installer, then by all means go forward! 
    If we plan on making this specific / unique to PC-BSD, then it gives
    us options as to different languages/interpreters/libraries, etc.
    The reason I wrote pc-sysinstall in shell originally was that we
    needed something that would work in "vanilla" FreeBSD. (And between
    C / shell, I preferred shell). Since FreeBSD has been going forward
    on their own BSDInstall for a while now, then I think its safe for
    us to move on to something better. How are you planing on doing the
    integration with gpart / zfs, command-line or using libgeom and
    friends?<br>
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    <pre class="moz-signature" cols="72">-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems</pre>
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