I finally decided to use the nice facilities on blogs.freebsdish.org and write something about what I’m doing.
I’m creating a new new FreeBSD graphical installer meant to be simple to use for most of people and work on most of hardware. The road to I’ve taken is to pick up some good ideas from recent Linux installer, like Ubuntu’s, and create a full LiveCD with X11 which can also “additionally” be used as an install CD. The actual installation tasks will be handled by a separate backend, which could later be used to perform generic system configuration.
So far, the work is progressing nicely.