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Old 11-15-2010, 06:08 PM
"Jóhann B. Guđmundsson"
Default Single UI install screen for the novice end users.

A while back I filed 445701 and since you guys are actively looking at
what to do with the UI as a whole I'm going to share with you again more
or less the same idea that I had back then.

It is my experience through out the years that dealing with novice end
users installing Fedora is that they do not understand what the
installer is asking them about and explaining it to them is just futile
attempt because they simple do not care or do not understand and respond
to you with aha...

So I ask you this why bother to let them jump through all those hoops
and ui screens clicking next next nex to accept the default anyway that
and why not present them with a single ui screen after the
welcome/licence screen instead that collects all the required user input
and offers him to simply click install with the rest of the option
defaulting to sane defaults ( same as he would have clicked next next
next install ).

something that has this all presented on the same ui screen ( could be
drop down menu ).

"select language"
"select keyboard layout"

if Anaconda had network connection ( which would have been detected by
dhcp ) it could potential guess those fields via geoip and ofcourse
offer the user to change the "detected" value if no network connection
exist it could guess those values based on the field selected.

"set root password."

You can throw in there the option to "set time date" thou I personally
fail to see why this is necessary since the user is asked to provide
this information during firstboot.

[ Button Upgrade] [ Button Install ] [ Button Advanced users or Custom
Configuration ]

Clicking upgrade would upgrade you previous installation.
Clicking Install would require you to fill in the above and with rest as
if user had selected/clicked next next next install..
Clicking Advanced/Custom install users would present experienced users
that might have any idea what's being ask for to customize other
variables such as the hostname partitioning bootloader order boot loader
password so fourth and so on.

Máirín is possible for you to sketch an design with the simple single ui
design in mind ?


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