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Post#1 by brokenman » 04 Oct 2015, 18:26

Please place suggestions for implementation here.

I am going to create a firstrun wizard now. The wizard will handle keyboard layout, locales, time etc.
Do you think this should be presented in 'dialog' (the blue screen menu) or just simple bash script?
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Post#2 by tome » 04 Oct 2015, 18:42

It could be choice for both like in usm(gui), but I think "dialog" could be better for newcomers.

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Post#3 by brokenman » 04 Oct 2015, 21:21

Thanks for the input Tome. Once work on 002 begins I will create a GUI for the scripts. For now just working on text based. I'll go with dialog as per your suggestion.

Do you think that having the firstrun wizard available in say 8 languages would be beneficial? If so what should those languages be?
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Post#4 by francois » 04 Oct 2015, 21:29

US, spanish, french, german, russian, polish, chineese, japaneese
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Post#5 by brokenman » 04 Oct 2015, 21:56

english is default so perhaps add italian in its place?

I'll check out the top 8 used languages.
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Post#6 by tome » 06 Oct 2015, 08:20

8 languages is enough, I think everyone who want to see or know Linux can understand simple English, but it could be some country specific exceptions ("Russian area"?). If not the best "language" are pictures.

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Post#7 by blue4meridian » 06 Oct 2015, 11:52

Salutations... :good:

I'm not saying anyone should get cut with the bleeding edge... but maybe this might help.

Busybox (applets) to replace...?

... :unknown:
acpid... bzip2... grep... gzip... less... sed... tar... which

**perhaps also replace glibc... gcc... (w/ musl... tcc... dragonegg... )
Musl
Tiny C Compiler
http://dragonegg.llvm.org/

And it would be nice to have btrfs-progs (for "parted") and pbzip2 added to the core.

Midnight Commander would be more convenient than "dir".

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Post#8 by Blaze » 06 Oct 2015, 15:03

tome wrote:can understand simple English, but it could be some country specific exceptions ("Russian area"?). If not the best "language" are pictures.
In some ways I agree with you. Don't forget about Russian translation :)
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Post#9 by brokenman » 06 Oct 2015, 15:14

@blue4meridian
busybox applets for these packages doesn't really save a lot of space after the packages are stripped. Plus some applets such as grep and sed which are heavily used in scripts are not full versions. They lack a lot of the commands that the full package has.

Ok, I will work on adding translations for the initial setup. Hope you guys can translate the wizard scripts into your languages.
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Post#10 by francois » 06 Oct 2015, 17:16

@blue:
Package managing under arch is really simple, once you get to know it, you can really add whatever you want.
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Post#11 by blue4meridian » 06 Oct 2015, 17:50

Salutations... :good:

Well it looks like I'll have to go rogue and do a "homebrew" commando core build. :unknown:
I think I'll call it... Full Moon Remix "Sea Of Legacy" Edition (and post it in the Community Effort section).

Anyway... @ least I'm grateful that I have something to build on (and I've already started it anyway).

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Post#12 by francois » 08 Oct 2015, 02:06

Suggestion:
- Is it possible to ask for the folder where to download the modules and have /tmp as default. In text mode this would be handy?
- please insert /modules and /optional empty folders in porteus

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Post#13 by brokenman » 08 Oct 2015, 10:14

Yes I can add this to the config/modules files. Thanks.
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Post#14 by ncmprhnsbl » 08 Oct 2015, 21:57

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if there is more than one package being used, have choice of one merged module or single xzms..
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Post#15 by brokenman » 09 Oct 2015, 00:26

if there is more than one package being used, have choice of one merged module or single xzms..
I somehow knew this one would be coming. Working on it now. Thanks.
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