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Paldo-Installer - seems it goes vala
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 Paldo-Installer - seems it goes vala
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Paldo-Installer is coded in pascal. Since GTK2 don't work really well under lazarus I searched for a similar language with GTK2 support. So Java6 pops up.

I'm using Netbeans 6 M9 for coding.



I'll hope I can manage to get it done cos Juerg is planning to add my Installer to the LiveCD of Version 1.11. It will have the Java-Build of the installer. In this thread I'll inform you about my progress with converting my Pascal-Build to the Java-Build.

Coding progress

18.06.07
  • Get the feeling of Netbeans (done)
  • Start reading a Java6 Book (done)
  • Coding some Test-Apps (done)
  • Trying to get GTKLookAndFeel working (done)
  • Registrating an account at java.com forum (done)


19.06.07
  • Starting creating the layout of the installer (done)
  • GTKLookAndFeel works now (done)
  • Mainform gets displayed on screen center (done)


20.06.07
  • Building Wizard Tutorial (done)
  • Redesign the layout to the wizard layout (started)
  • Upload a build for internal alpha testing (alpha0)


22.06.07
  • Upload a build for internal alpha testing (alpha1)
  • go on with the design of the installer


22.06.07
  • Stopped to build the java-build. (jre would take to much space on livecd)
  • Started to build it in vala (with help of juerg)


Todo-List for the final release

  • Copy layout to the new project
  • Get the functions working
  • Test the installer (Paldo 1.11 Beta 0)
  • Upload the new build for public beta testing (Paldo 1.11 Beta 1)
  • Fixing bugs and remaster the ISO (Paldo 1.11 Beta 2)
  • Recheck with Juerg and Rasa (Paldo 1.11 RC 1)
  • Add "final" paldoinstaller (Paldo 1.11 RC 2)
  • Release Paldo 1.11 LiveCD / InstallerCD
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Created: 2007-06-19 22:59 | Modified: 2007-06-22 17:24 by Amnon82
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 Please test alpha0
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Alpha0 is first public release of the java-build. You can download it from here:

paldoinstaller-java-alpha0.tar.bz2

You have to install jre
Code[In neuem Fenster öffnen]
upkg-install jre
.

Extract the tar.bz2-archive to a dir and run it with the shell-script.

Keep me posted if it dosn't work. thx
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Created: 2007-06-20 23:55
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 Re: Paldo-Installer - please test java builds
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Alpha1 is the second public release of the java-build. You can download it from here:

paldoinstaller-java-alpha0.tar.bz2

You have to install jre
Code[In neuem Fenster öffnen]
upkg-install jre
.

Extract the tar.bz2-archive to a dir and run it with the shell-script.

Please test if GTKLookAndFeel still gets displayed.

Keep me posted if it dosn't work. thx
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Created: 2007-06-22 10:57 | Modified: 2007-06-22 10:57 by Amnon82
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 Re: Paldo-Installer - seems it goes vala
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Juerg and I am porting the pascal build to vala. This will take some time.
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Created: 2007-06-22 17:25
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 Re: Paldo-Installer - seems it goes vala
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It's pretty and fast
from keyboard layout no options, its incomplete

nice job
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Created: 2007-06-22 17:49
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 Re: Paldo-Installer - seems it goes vala
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Well I learned pascal. Now I started to port it to java, but the problem is jre which is 80 mb. Seems we don't have space on the livecd for that. Will develop the installer in pascal and Juerg will port it to vala. When the first Vala-Build is out I'll take a look into the source-code and help Juerg with the next Vala-Build of the installer.
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Created: 2007-06-22 19:18
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 What the new vala-build should have
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Here is a list of my wishes for the next installer:

  • Option for gparted
  • txt-file for translation (ini-file)
  • language selection
  • Option to install paldo on more than one partition #1
  • Progressbar during file copying
  • Scrolling of the memo listing the files which are copied to the hdd
  • Change root pw
  • Setup more than one User-Account
  • Host setup
  • Grub setup with detection for other systems #2


Comment on some wishes:

#1 We are using unsquashfs so we have to move the /home folder afterwards. Boot was always separate.

#2 I added already Windows support. When we have the arch in the linux-kernel name we can use a boot partition for both archs. For this we need a detection for paldo systems on another hdd or detection of the installed kernels on the boot partition (without reformating it).

Did I missed something?
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Created: 2007-06-22 22:05 | Modified: 2007-06-22 22:08 by Amnon82
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 Re: Paldo-Installer - seems it goes vala
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I updated my installer. The latest source you can find here:

paldo-installer-2007.06.24-src.tar.bz2

The repo for it you can find here:

http://www.paldo.org/~amnon/paldo-installer-cd-repo
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Created: 2007-06-23 12:34 | Modified: 2007-06-24 23:17 by Amnon82
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 Re: Paldo-Installer - seems it goes vala
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Whats the actual status of the vala build, Juerg?
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Created: 2007-06-30 21:28
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The major missing part is still running the actual installation and displaying the corresponding progress information; language selection and partitioning should work fine. I hope to be able to release an experimental version next week.
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Created: 2007-07-01 21:29
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