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Re: installation workflow issues



2008/2/9 Karsten 'quaid' Wade <kwade redhat com>:
>
> On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 01:52 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > On Feb 9, 2008 1:47 AM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
> > > On Feb 8, 2008 3:31 PM, Valent Turkovic <valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > I'm willing to contribute in one way I can and that is testing
> > > > workflows. I have found quite a few workflow dead ends while installing
> > > > latest Fedora 9 Alpha.
> > >
> > > I'm really not sure what you mean here.   I'm incapable of
> > > comprehending what a deadend in the installer actually means.. since
> > > once you've got it installed you are free to do a lot of customization
> > > on everything above filesystem layout.
> > >
> > > -jef
> >
> > Dead end is probably wrong word here - bottleneck is probably a better one.
> > If certain type of user comes to an option that he doesn't understand,
> > installed doesn't explain in clear way what each choice does (in non
> > geekish tongue) and default options would take him in wrong direction
> > - that is what I mean by "bottleneck" or "dead end". Is it any clearer
> > now?
>
> I think this is what documentation is for.  In a preferred world, the UI
> would be intuitive and all that.  However, installing an OS is not
> trivial, and the installer cannot hide all the complexity.
>
> For when it is too complex, we hope people turn to the documentation:
>
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/
>
> - Karsten

When you hand out CDs out (of people download them and burn them)
probably very small percentage looks for documentation for
installation. And if there are glaring issues for new users to fedora
that should be smoothened so that first step in becoming a fedora user
isn't too steep for most people to climb.

Valent.

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