I am not a subscriber but follow you since Gregs first TW and am a
loving 12+ years suse user.
Still, I am not an admin nor a dev, just a bloody user == noob.
In light of the (third recent) discussion about zypper up / dup I want
to sumarize the results. And I want to beg you to take actions on them,
to make suse more noob-friendly - because noobs may become the future
Here my humble wishlist which applies for TW & Leap:
- during installation or directly after the installation (e.g. via a
desktop-icon named "upgrade multimedia / codecs"):
let the user opt-in to packman-repo via asking him if he needs full
(currently this is hidden in "yast / repos / add community repo" and
only available for 13.2)
- when opting-in to packman:
automagically add packman with a 98 priority & allow vendor change once
& automatically apply zypper up or dup afterwards (those more
knowledgable should still be enabled to change priority / vendor change
of course; this is about sane defaults for noobs)
- install recommends:
only once during installation as default
- automatically update/grade the OS daily:
by executing zypper up or dup in the background (via cron-job or
AFAIK apper still cannot propose solutions for conflicts and thus might
not be feasible for this job.
- Require minimal user intervention for the update/grade:
require sudo password if new software is installed, but not when
existing software is updated;
but let the user know if he needs to restart or log-off.
- partialy unrelated:
let flash stay for the noobs, those more knowledgable can uninstall /
- what can I contribute?
I would love to update the wiki accordingly
Please do it for us noobs.
Remember, noobs can become future suse-admins. The more we attract, the
higher the chance.
I love suse.
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