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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 12:08 pm    Post subject: Links! Reply with quote

hello gentoo gang,

Anyone else think it might be a good idea to include Links, the textmode browser in the default gentoo install? I printed off the install docs for my first gentoo installation, but for those not so lucky to have done so, being able to hit the web and view the docs in links would be a really big advantage (and irc.openproject.net's #gentoo wouldn't get hit with so many of the install questions!). I also proposed earlier including IRSSI, the irc client, in the default install. The two of these would be excellent addition to the gentoo installation process, which can often be a not-so-exciting experience. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I mentioned in my other reply, the purpose of the install ISO is to get a barely-functional linux system up and running and give you the choice of all the apps you want to install. I, for one, don't want links on my system. Other people do. The way things are set up now, we can all be happy because of the choice we have after the install process. I don't think adding links and an irc client to the iso provides enough value to offset the bloat that it adds.

Regarding being able to access the documentation: yes, I think that would be valuable. However, you can already access the install doc during the installation process:

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less /install.txt


which is the most important one, anyway. Some other folks have suggested adding additional docs to the CD (desktop build doc, alternative installation doc, etc.) which I think is a good idea and preferable to including links and an IRC client.

My $.02.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello,

Now that you mention it, including those docs (desktop guide, etc) would amount to the same thing in most ways. The only other advantage to links would be searching on the net for hardware issues if any cropped up that weren't addressed in anything gentoo-related. But I guess those can wait for after an installation has completed. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odd, I got an email about this thread that I haven't even posted to ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're just special, that's all. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2002 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2002 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

klieber wrote:
You're just special, that's all. :)

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Why thank you klieber :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2002 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
The forums are really run by Chloe, didn't you know that? (She is a "Phone Psychic")


I believe that's "Cleo", and it's "Miss Cleo" to you and I. :)

(no, I've never called her -- I've just seen way, way too many of her stupid, "Call me now" commercials on TV.)

Not that this has anything to do with putting links on the install CD... :)

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