Moving on

Jesse Tie Ten Quee highos at
Tue Jun 12 20:58:45 PDT 2001


On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 08:32:09PM -0700, Andy wrote:
> What could be an idea is to use a modular fe/be system. This is slightly
> further fetched than the ideas flying around right now.

Well...we wanted to keep that idea in the long run.

> We could add another layer to the backend, which provides the facility to
> grab the packages from a multitude of locations. For instance, for deploying
> on a network multiple times, grab the profile and packages from a HTTP
> server, with a be module that supports this. Another module could be written
> to grab things from CVS, another from a CD. This would provide a great deal
> of flexibility for deploying ALFS.

yup, also what we wanted in the long run... and like i said, i agree
that right now writting some design docs would be the best thing as
there are too many unanswered questions which need answering if we
expect anyone to help out.

> The same idea could be used for the frontend, where the IPC interface with
> the backend is language neutral. You could write a silent frontent, a nice
> graphical one using a X server, one that is silent except it reports back
> the result to an admin via email, etc. If we design it properly (and that
> means creating a design doc, sorry to push this idea so much :), then we can
> avoid a great deal of hastle (and limitations) in the future.


Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com
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