June 23, 2009 posted by Max Winderbaum
My work thusfar has consisted of updating the system to work on NetBSD 5.0
i386. I've updated the scripts given to me by my mentor, Phil Nelson
of Western Washington University, and made the system's documentation
more extensive as well as clarified some ambiguous parts. I've
committed a "skeleton" for the system to the NetBSD Summer of
which at this time must be filled in by the user with packages and
configuration files by hand as per the documentation.
The next step in my work is to make an interactive program to
automatically fill in the skeleton system based on a question and
answer style format. I will use the BSD curses library to create a
type of simplistic, intuitive GUI for this process.
I will then expand the project to include support for the x64, spark, and
shark architectures, and hopefully towards the end of the summer I
will have support for automatically upgrading to the latest versions
of installation packages as per a system administrator's request.
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