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Re: PostgreSQL installation CD based on Morphix

From: Jean-Michel POURE <jm(at)poure(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL installation CD based on Morphix
Date: 2004-01-25 11:16:19
Message-ID: 200401251216.19355.jm@poure.com (view raw or flat)
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Le Samedi 24 Janvier 2004 02:47, Josh Berkus a écrit :
> Nice idea, but the Japanese PostgreSQL User's Group has already stolen a
> march on you.  They have a Knoppix distribution with PostgreSQL,
> phpPgAdmin, PGAdminIII, phpBB and Linux+KDE already built ... we just need
> to get it localized to English.

Dear Josh,

In my e-mail, I wanted to ring a bell that, it could prove usefull to invest 
time into studying Morphix installation tools.

Morphix = Knoppix + graphical installation tools
Morphix = Debian + graphical installation tools + direct boot for demo

Most users, coming from MS Windows or MySQL, have no idea:
1) How to install a Debian distribution,
2) How to configure PostgreSQL for a first connection.

A possible solution could be to:
1) Validate Morphix wizards, which are still alpha.
2) Create PostgreSQL installation/configuration wizards (Glade-2 + GTK2).

This involves programming, not only marketing. For some PostgreSQL gurus, 
these programming steps could be a matter of weeks.

Cheers, Jean-Michel

*******************
Screenshots from Morphix wizards (which make Morphix different from Knoppix):

- morphixinstaller: once Morphix has booted in demo mode, you can use this 
wizard to install Morphix on the disk. Screenshots:
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/morphix_installer_step1.png
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/morphix_installer_step2.png
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/morphix_installer_step3.png
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/morphix_installer_step4.png
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/morphix_installer_step5.png
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/morphix_installer_step6.png
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/morphix_installer_step7.png

- isomorphgui: graphical distribution maker (select the requested packages for 
your distribution and burn the ISO). Screenshots:
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/iso_morph_gui_1.png
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/iso_morph_gui_2.png

- partitionmorpher: resize partitions on the fly (GTK-2 interface to 
libparted). Screenshots:
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/partition_morpher_1.png
http://developer.pgadmin.org/jean-michel/morphix/partition_morpher_2.png

Cheers,
Jean-Michel Pouré


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