Request for review: new desktop groups

Bill Nottingham notting at
Mon Aug 20 19:09:20 UTC 2012

Colin Walters (walters at said: 
> On Fri, 2012-08-17 at 15:18 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > As part of, I've
> > been working on redoing some of the groups that make up installation choices
> > in anaconda. The idea is to offer a simpler interface, where the user simply
> > selects which environment they want to run in, plus options for that
> > environment.
> From what I can see a lot of this is shuffling around where metadata
> lives and how it's presented, which sounds fine, but is kind of
> uninteresting.

Yeah, it's more interesting in what it allows us to use (have spins be
more consistent across install methods, and less tied to each other), than
it is directly for the user.

> However, the "yum is changed so that persistent groups are enabled by
> default" seems to me to have more significant ramifications.  Does it
> mean that we no longer need to add artificial dependencies just to
> ensure that new packages are pulled in on upgrades, for example?

That's the idea, but...

> Or do we still need to do that to handle the case where the user is
> upgrading a pre-persistent-groups system?

... there's going to be a lot of these users.


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