On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 12:31:47PM -0500, Christian Schaller wrote:
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> From: "Paul W. Frields" <stickster(a)gmail.com>
> To: desktop(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
> Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:13:33 PM
> Subject: Re: Dropping i686 media for F24
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 12:37:46AM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2016-01-20 at 15:39 -0700, Chris Murphy wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 3:15 PM, Adam Williamson
> > > <adamwill(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2016-01-20 at 09:24 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > > > > On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 09:01:47AM -0500, Christian Schaller
> > > > > > My hope that for F24 our download is not an iso image, but
> > > > > > USB-creator. We could try to build some kind of GPU
> > > > > > USB creator to have it choose a 64 bit image if the CPU
> > > > > > it,
> > > > > > and maybe that would help reduce our 32 bit numbers.
> > > > >
> > > > > Is there a change proposal filed for this? It's definitely
> > > > > of
> > > > > thing which warrants it, for communication with the web and
> > > > > infrastructure teams, and for marketing.
> > > > >
> > > > > The USB creator, presumably, is a small download, which then
> > > > > does download of the ISO? I assume it's packaged as an
> > > > > Windows and OS X -- what about for Linux? (Either for existing
> > > > > users or distro-hoppers?)
> > > >
> > > > I think he's talking about liveusb-creator, in which case yes,
> > > > more or less what it is. I would be leery about making luc the
> > > > download for Workstation given its current abilities and the
> > > > currently devoted to it, though. In my experience it's the least
> > > > reliable of the 'official' USB writing mechanisms, after
> > > > writes (most reliable) and livecd-iso-to-disk. I'm also not sure
> > > > have a packaging of luc for non-Fedora distros or OS X.
> > >
> > > Yeah but does luc do GPU detection,
> > No, but Christian wrote "we could try to build" that, he didn't
> > already had it.
> > > or download ISOs? I thought you
> > > had to point it to an ISO file.
> > luc does do downloads - you *can* point it at a file, but it also has
> > both a built-in list of images it can download and write, and a remote
> > URL it queries for an updated list when you hit a 'refresh' button (it
> > should really pull the list on startup if you're connected to the
> > internet, but it doesn't, I tried to fix this once and failed, maybe I
> > should take another shot).
> The interface could likely use some work as well. It contains jargon
> a new user has no way to decipher. So it would be a good idea to
> involve the Design team for that.
Yeah, I think we definitely need to make the text part of the Fedora release
process as I would assume that we want to adjust the descriptive text over time.
So maybe we can figure out a system where our design and marketing teams can
provide updated textual decscriptions for each release and in a format that
allows our translators to translate it before release.
I'm not sure we are talking about the same thing, maybe I
I was referring to the actual interface of the liveusb-creator. It
features jargon such as "destructive (cp)"/"non-destructive (dd)" and
"persistence." I don't think that's going to work well for users on
their first experience procuring and installing Fedora.
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