Faith based partitioning...

Ranjan Maitra maitra.mbox.ignored at
Fri Dec 20 14:57:03 UTC 2013

On Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:37:28 -0200 Fernando Cassia <fcassia at>

> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM, Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at> wrote:
> > Instead of relying on faith, it shows you exactly what
> > it would do in a summary at the top of the screen and
> > has checkboxes for the most common things you'd want
> > to change (separate /home or not, etc). As you click
> > the checkboxes, you see exactly what the partitioning will
> > look like in the summary at the top. No faith required.
> +1
> I hear you, and I agree. Yet I don't know if things will get rational
> anytime soon.
> I still remember your rant one year ago, and agree with it wholeheartedly...
> Anaconda "should be renamed cryptoconda" - "the result of a group of
> maniacs giving each other feedback"
> ;)

I agree with the sentiments, and I think that the developers can not
see the issues here from an ordinary users perspective, so familiar they
are with what to do with regard to partitioning. At the same time, I
feel that developers -- and especially in the OSS world -- want their
product to be used with ease with more people (that is after all one of
their major rewards) so they would likely be open to changes.

Perhaps, the original poster can consider requesting an enhancement
(RFE) on BZ explaining his views cogently (as he has done here) or on
the devel mailing list (ML) because we are also very often told here
that developers do not hang out much on this ML.

Best wishes,

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