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Re: Graphical GuixSD Installer

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: Graphical GuixSD Installer
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:58:01 +0100
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Hi John,

John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> There is a new branch called "wip-installer" providing a graphical
> installer for GuixSD.  A screenshot of it in action is attached.
> We want GuixSD to be accessible to as many people as possible,
> including people who may not (yet) be comfortable using bash and/or
> guile.

Amazing work! I really appreciate that this initiative lowers the
technical knowledge required for having a GuixSD system.

> It uses guile-ncurses so that will have to be installed and be
> in your load path.

Would it make sense to add a check for it at configure time and
conditionally compile and install the modules only if 'guile-ncurses' is
found, like what is done for 'guile-json'?

Mathieu Lirzin

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