Request for review: new desktop groups
notting at redhat.com
Mon Aug 20 19:09:20 UTC 2012
Colin Walters (walters at verbum.org) said:
> On Fri, 2012-08-17 at 15:18 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > As part of https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ReworkPackageGroups, 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
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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