Gendl bootstrap process
Created by: reiniervandijk
(I guess the main issue here is that Gendl might fail the bootstrap process and doesn't provide any insight into why it failed)
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve experienced this again with a colleague who is following the Gendl practicum. It may happen that the HOME directory is unavailable during start-up. As a result, bootstrapping fails without leaving a note. Can’t Gendl use a fall-back model when the HOME directory is unavailable, either by trying the installation directory (might be better anyway) or asking the user to provide a temporary directory?
Status quo: it’s now impossible to know why Gendl is not completing the bootstrap process. I guess that a first improvement would be to at least provide an error pop-up message and show what went wrong. Then the user at least knows what the problem could’ve been. Second step is to accept the likelihood of the HOME directory not being available and implementing a fall-back model.
By genworks on 2015-01-30 00:37:55 UTC
Open for submission: $100