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Re: Feature idea: package an installer image as a grub entry before F8.



On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 16:38 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 15:04 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 14:30 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > > At that point you're upgrading a sizable portion of your distro
> before
> > > you actually start the updater.
> > 
> > What if the upgrader tool was actually a self-contained very small
> > Fedora image with glibc, python, yum, etc.? Then the upgrader could
> > chroot into it. 
> 
> Funny, you just described the installer second stage :-)

Right; so we know it would work =)  Though obviously it is a bit more
painful technically which leads to:

> While we're at it, can we disallow GUI apps from using new GTK
> features? ;-)  More seriously, adding restrictions like this doesn't
> really help us to improve things for our userbase because we either end
> up having to reimplement things that appear for the language or do weird
> hoop-jumping. 

Are we just talking about Python or are there more problematic things?
Would it really be so bad to be fixed at Python 2.4?  What's so hard to
reimplement from Python 2.5 features?  From
http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.5/highlights/
I don't see much.




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