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Re: User Experience improvements for Anaconda

On Mon, 2010-11-29 at 22:08 +0000, Chris Lumens wrote:
> > In the end, that's what I object to.  It feels like an attempt to enforce
> > a policy that I don't agree with.  Let it be default to set up a local user
> > account.  But also let it be an option to bypass that and (or in addition)
> > set the root password.
> Part of having this discussion on the mailing list is to see what other
> people's opinions on this are.  We're always open to different
> viewpoints and haven't really decided anything one way or the other on
> this.  I'm not willing to make a decision on it until we see some more
> mockups, personally.

Sorry it's been a week or so; I've been looking at the storage
re-initialization popup [1].

Anyway, here's a couple of different mockups (sorry if the blue is too
much, if the aesthetics are too scary just ignore them for the meat):


I did two versions; 

- version #1 is where you can simply use 'root' as your username and
it'll set a root password instead of create a first user. One
potentially weird/awkward thing here is that I don't think it's so nice
to set a real person's name on a root account (is it even possible?) So
I think the right thing to do in the case of setting the username = root
is to blank out the 'Full Name' field and grey it out as well when
'root' is typed in the field.

- version #2 is where you can 'opt-in' to setting a root password with a
bit of an explanation as to why you don't want to do it (to discourage
folks who might not be up for it from doing it.) The explanation on that
screen may be BS though, I made it up. :)

In both versions, you get extra screens by 'opting-in' to them via
checkboxes (similar to how the partitioning screen works today.)

What do you think?



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