Someone interested in porting Ubiquity to Tanglu?

Jackson Doak noskcaj at
Tue Oct 29 21:19:56 EDT 2013

+1 to using ubiquity

On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Matthias Klumpp <matthias at>wrote:

> Hi!
> I'll just try to ask, maybe someone is there who is interested in
> doing this and has some spare time ;-)
> Ubiquity[1] is the live-cd installer of Ubuntu. It offers a very nice
> user-interface for installations and has been tested excessively by
> Ubuntu already, so using it for Tanglu makes some sense.
> What would need to be done is on the technical side:
>  * removing references to upstart stuff (and replace it with systemd,
> if it makes sense, but so far Ubiquity doesn't need much of upstart's
> funczionality)
>  * testing stuff on Tanglu
>  * adjust the setup routines to the Tanglu base, make Ubiquity
> configure a Tanglu7Debian OS properly
>  * possibly other stuff which might become obvious later
> On the other side, we must not ship with any Canonical/Ubuntu artwork
> and slideshow pieces, so we'd also need new artwork.
> This would result in forking Ubiquity, because Canonical wouldn't like
> or need our patches (not because they're evil, it just doesn't make
> sense for them), and to free it from the CLA.
> Depending on how well this works, using Ubiquity is a good option for
> the next release (and later releases too).
> I am unfortunately very busy with other stuff right now and can't
> really take this task (I already have too much to do, in fact the task
> list is long enough to keep me busy until at least January)
> If we don't get an installer ready, we will ship with the
> Debian-Installer, just as planned :-)
> Cheers,
>     Matthias
> P.S: I am planning the Tanglu Members management software right now
> (codename x-mansion, before I find a better name), which will finally
> make it possible to become "official" Tanglu member and developer with
> an address etc. and which will make it easy for admins to
> add new members as well as to remove members. You'll hear more about
> this in December, I assume, together with the availability of the
> Tanglu Policy and CoC drafts.
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