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Re: User Experience improvements for Anaconda

On Dec 7, 12:58pm, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?M=E1ir=EDn?= Duffy wrote:
} Subject: 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?

They would both let me do what I need, so I find both to be acceptable.

An idea, just for grins, for version #1 is to put the username above
the real name, and if the operator types in 'root' for the username,
then it could pre-fill the real name with 'Charlie Root' (like BSD has
had for ages ;-).


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