A good work has been done on the server infrastructure, which is now much more reliable.
The next step towards easy and reproducible installations is improving sysinst.
I don't know why it has remained so - let's say, "perfectible" - for such a long time.
If the only reason is nobody is willing to work on it, I would be interested in helping on this task, hence the following questions:
- Are there technical reasons that prevent from bringing any change to sysinst?
- Are there cultural reasons that prevent from bringing any change to sysinst?
- If someone improved (or even redesigned) sysinst, would this work be considered to replace the version in base?
I'm thinking of picking good ideas from FreeBSD, Void Linux and Debian's installers for user experience, and solving partitioning and boot issues for reproducibility.