Anaconda is totally trashing the F18 schedule (was Re: f18: how to install into a LVM partitions (or RAID))

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Oct 31 19:49:09 UTC 2012


On Wed, 2012-10-31 at 10:58 -0400, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:

> The feature process is as good as feature pages itself. And it's same
> with trust. We can only trust feature owners to provide all relevant
> information (and same applies for submitting features). If you take a look
> on New Installer UI feature page, it's clear, talks about a new UI, 
> it's there. It matches the description. 

Note that it has been changed to reflect several of the identified
inadequacies.

IIRC, at the time the feature was approved, it had no mention of at
least the following:

* The change to only allowing one desktop environment to be installed
interactively
* The change to not requiring a root password to be set
* The change to raw ext4 rather than LVM as the default partition scheme
* The fact that anaconda would no longer handle upgrades but an entirely
new tool would be written for this

There were probably others, those are ones I recall. These four things
alone are clearly major changes that merited discussion beyond the
anaconda team and should have been at least explicitly included in the
newUI feature and, in the fedup case, probably split out as its own
feature. An entirely new upgrade mechanism which obsoletes both our old
ones is clearly not an implementation detail, as we learned.

Again, not to level accusations at anyone, just to clearly identify an
area where the process clearly did not achieve what ideally it ought to
have achieved.

For the record, this link is the newUI feature page as it existed at the
time FESCo approved the feature:

https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=Features/NewInstallerUI&oldid=289955
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