Am 14.07.2015 um 13:00 schrieb Richard Brown:
On 14 July 2015 at 11:25, Thomas Langkamp
- 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)
Sadly, as described here, this would make openSUSE liable for
patent infringement by encouraging our users to install patent
encumbered software, or possibly even guilty of "facilitation of
Thanks Richard for your reply :)
Are you saying that there is a difference between providing
"yast / repos / add community repo"
and the same functionality as a desktop icon?
Interesting. But Why? Only because the one is more hidden than the other? I cannot imagine
how this would make a difference in court, but I am no lawyer also.
So what about my other points?
- when adding 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
- 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 graphical utility?)
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
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 / block it
- what can I contribute?
I would love to update the wiki accordingly
Please do it for us noobs :)
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