Ok. Here is my take. And while I have not been contributing much lately, I have been training at work on using eclipse. And starting in january, Android.
When I came into this project, from knoppmyth, which for a media client was rock solid. Ncurses installer and all, I saw the video. I attempted several times to install 7.04 with the 2 cd method, both x86 and x86_64. It was painful, but after it was over, it ran extremely well.
After that there was 7.10. Which by far was my favorite. No long download installer scripts. You popped the DVD in, booted up, chose your disk, and it untarred a complete system, while you went for coffee/beer. This was magnificent. Now with 8.10 in final, and 10.04 being used more in it's stead, with the promise of new hardware support, and a newer "supported" version of Kubuntu, I find myself still longing for that, choose your drive, walk away, come back and reboot.
I use satellite internet because I live way up in the mountians, and there are no cable/dsl/fios options for me. I have to wait to install LinuxMCE because of the HUGE amounts of downloads after a DVD install. A DVD install. I have not yet attempted 10.04 yet. My data usage has dropped below 60% of allowed, so I will try this week at some point. But 8.10 is final. It requires a DVD to install it, you have to do Kubuntu first, and then spend a lot of time downloading the rest of it. On a DVD install.
I guess my question is. Is there anyone who has a good working install, that can create this tarball method of new installation, with the choice of which drive to install it on, like the video. To save the need for all of this additional time spent downloading?
I wish I could say my install could be used as such. But my RC1 upgraded has issues. I am going to do a 10.04 install now, as that installing 810 final, from DVD, would push my download limit too high, and rather than take that time, I should use my bandwidth for 10.04.
My situation is unique. I have limited broadband downloading, limited speed.
So I guess my vision for LinuxMCE is a combination of golgoj4's and posde's.
A final product as rock solid as the original video that kidnapped me, and the ease of installation of the 7.10 DVD. i.e. choose drive, wait for tar to complete, boot into working system.
But I am no one.
I have contributed little other than wiki info, and testing. I hope to amplify my voice in the coming months, after my training is complete.
Best Regards to All,