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Re: Fedora Bounties (seeking ideas)



Hi,
 
How about improvements to Anaconda?
 
Here are a few things...
 
1) If you install from FTP or HTTP, you can only download from one mirror. Why not ask the user if (s)he wants to add more mirrors, so several packages can be downloaded at the same time, from different mirrors (thus increasing download speed). It would also be useful if, for some reason, one mirror has a corrupted package.
 
2) When Anaconda is installing a package, it is not downloading the next package. Why not continue downloading packages while installing downloaded packages?
 
3) When Anaconda starts, ask the user if (s)he has a kickstart configuration file on a pen drive or remote FTP/HTTP location (s)he'd like to use. This would make kickstart files much more user friendly.
 
I tried browsing through Bugzilla to see if any of these had already been suggested, and didn't find anything. However, I'm new to helping Fedora, so forgive me if I simply didn't search correctly...
 
Thanks,
 
Andre

 
On 4/20/06, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
On 4/20/06, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 17:46 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > >
> >
> > A GUI utility which helps newbies get information that may be useful
> > in helping them get answers on irc, forums, mailing lists etc, might
> > be helpful.
> >
> > Things like the output of:
> > uname -a
> > cat /proc/cpuinfo
> > lsmod
> > lspci
> > lsusb
> > tail /var/log/messages
> > du -h
> > free -h
> >
> > Or other info such:
> > current desktop environment
> > current login manager
>
> Sounds like a wrapper for sysreport which is available in Fedora too.
> Would be quite useful for the less technically inclined users.
>
> http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_80_456.shtm
>
> Rahul
>

Sweet, didn't even know about that tool. Seems like something which
should be a lot more visible.

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