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Re: Anaconda UX redesign / status update



On Fri, 2011-06-10 at 16:05 -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Well, there are certainly at least four ways to go here:
> 
> 1 - Only ask stuff required for install pre-install. Fire & forgot, come
> back after you've gone to the kitchen and had a snack, and fill out
> firstboot. (Pretty much what happens today.)
> 
> Only ask stuff required for install pre-install, while the install
> progresses, ask the stuff needed post-install (this is apparently what
> ubuntu does) Reboot and you're ready-to-go. If you're doing OEM
> pre-loaded installs you put some flag in the KS so that firstboot will
> start up and ask the questions that would have been asked during the
> actual install progress.

I'm a fan of the Middle Way (#4) as well - ask questions during install,
optionally (either by KS flag or "Ask me later" button) ask them at
firstboot instead.

(It'd be nice if we could ditch firstboot - less code means less bugs! -
but I really don't think we can get away with it. It has some legitimate
uses.)

Which brings me to two observations:
- Hey, shouldn't firstboot be a hub-and-spoke UI as well?
- User personalization is a post-install thing, so shouldn't that go
into the post-install-setup hub? (Or is there some info gathered there
[hostname?] that's needed pre-install?)

-w


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