Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: April 15 2008,20:52
The scripts wouldn't be to replace the existing FF v1.06 as that would mean a remaster.
But if I remove FF from the iso, then offer script(s) to download a browser.
The negative of download scripts is that the source will likely change. DSL once used a download script to fetch firefox, then the release would change and the iso became broken. This time, since we are hosting FF in the mydsl repository, that would not be an issue.
The other negative of a download script is the target. If one understands mydsl it is not a problem, but then a download script would not be necessary. Otherwise where to download this large static blob. Not in home/dsl as your backup would take forever and likely break. Besides a large static blob does not belong in home.
Using mydsl's unspecified location of /tmp, means download will be lost upon shutdown. Therefore the download script does not seem the best solution.
Perhaps the "Getting Started" document can better explain using MyDSL in particular howto get a better browser than Dillo and have it persist.