Ubuntu 10.10's installer looks rather nice
luya at fedoraproject.org
Fri Oct 15 02:36:10 UTC 2010
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On 11/10/10 03:41 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> I installed and played with Ubuntu 10.10 over the weekend (in a VM),
> and I have to say that their installer is very smooth indeed. It's
> starting to make anaconda look distinctly clunky.
> Some of the things it does which are IMHO better:
> - starts disk formatting / copying / installing in parallel
> with asking user questions
> - downloads updates in parallel too
> - uses IP geolocation to guess the user's timezone and keyboard
> settings (it's been 100% correct for me each time)
> - suggests a username and hostname based on the user's real name
> (Mac OS X's installer also does this -- it's a nice touch)
> This is in contrast to anaconda (certainly from the live CD install)
> which seems to be a usability no-go area.
> Thoughts? Can we switch to their installer?
Looking at the installation and the documentation of Ubuntu 10.10, the
outside looks nice but the functionality is very lacking as pointed out
on many posts. AFAIK, Ubuntu installer does not have the ability to
customize installation for use needs as highlighted and can be only done
offline. I don't know if there are installer from live media that
provide more control about package to install other than extracting the
What anaconda needs is more refinement and polishing as majority of
function are already in place (has the team solved issue about multiple
boot bug or recognition of other installed distributions>).
To answer the question: don't switch to that new installer.
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E: luya at fedoraproject.org
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