next net release preliminary info

J Shane Culpepper
Wed Jan 26 10:30:00 GMT 2000

Sure - I don't have much free time at all in the short term (next 1 - 1 1/2
months) but I'm certainly willing to do whatever I can to help out.  You guys may
be able to get access to the source code for RedHat's installer now that you've
been assimilated...  That's a resource I don't have.  Anyhow, send me an email
offline if you're interested and we will see if there's a good way to tackle it.


Chris Faylor wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 26, 2000 at 01:18:52AM -0800, J Shane Culpepper wrote:
> >I would suggest using rpm.  Its been ported to cygwin and a great tool for
> >modular installation.  Write an installer based on the rpm development libs
> >which can query for available packages much like redhat does.  You could also
> >leverage from  the up2date redhat modules written in perl and python (i
> >believe) for redhat distributions.  Maybe this is too much work but it would
> >be a great distribution scheme.  That way you can always get the latest
> >greatest modules for install.  I'm a proud owner of the official 1.0 CD but
> >I'd love to be able to get certain things updated without having to always
> >build the modules I want.
> Are you interested in spearheading this?
> cgf

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