> 1) Is not really a reason for non-destructive image writing -
> there's a third reason - it's hard to revert the iso partition scheme, as
> I mentioned in an other mail to Christian in this thread.
That's a reasonable point indeed, but I like your proposed solution:
simply have a 'restore this to being a regular data stick' button in
the luc interface. Seems like the best approach to me.
I have the same opinion. Presenting the user with choice "create a $DISTRO
installer" / "reset back to a regular USB drive" is simple to understand
and users will remember to return back to the program if it is presented properly.
> Ad. modularity: It's pretty generic in my opinion - there is
> Fedora string here and there but overall these would be easy to remove. If
> you'd want to add your own distro/product/whatever, you'd just have to
> write your own provider of links to images, along with their descriptions
> and optionally some additional data like release date, version or links to
> For Fedora, this is done by a PyQuery parser of the getfedora.org
> websites, that harvests all text that's stored there to present it in LUC
> You could possibly do that for other distros too if you'd want. Depends if
> folks from the other distros notice this and decide it's useful to them. I
> guess we could cooperate but until then, Fedora only.
All distros which ship hybridized ISOs really *need* a tool like this;
I've actually poked through the docs for most distros and they all have
some kind of instructions for doing a dd-style write on Windows and OS
X, and they all kinda suck just like ours. So I think a shared tool
with good cross-OS support would be a huge win for all of us.
Getting more distros on board would be a great win. With enough publicity, maybe people
would finally forget about the broken unetbootin.