> Marc Chamberlin composed on 2021-12-30 16:08 (UTC-0800):
This problem is really one that belongs on the factory list, where some dev is apt
to notice; and in a bug report. An Optane SSD should not cause the partitioner to
hang. Optane is several years old, about 4 Intel CPU generations.
Evolution as taught in public schools is, like religion,
based on faith, not based on science.
Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!
Year 2021 comes to an end, but not before the YaST Team publishes
another development report covering areas as diverse as:
- Improvements in the installer self-update mechanism
- Better error reporting in storage analysis
- More consistent management of UEFI
- Better handling of the installer boot arguments
- More intuitive representation of thin logical volumes
Check the full post at:
Ancor González Sosa
YaST Team at SUSE Linux GmbH
Lately, we have been discussing what information YaST should display
while installing the system. After considering everything and asking
for help from our UX experts, we have decided to start with a
minimalistic approach. The idea is to show only the progress bar (with
a description, of course, of the current step). So no slideshow, no
release notes, no tabs, etc.
Additionally, we are integrating the steps in the final screen into the
Once we have feedback from our users, we can think about extending the
solution to display additional info.
However, we had a nice discussion before reaching that conclusion. So I
am sharing a few notes from the meeting.
* Release notes:
+ Do our users read the release notes during installation?
+ An add-on can have release notes, so YaST uses tabs to display all
the release notes (base product and add-ons).
+ Release notes are available at other points of the installation
through a button. So we do not need to show them while installing
* The slideshow:
+ We could get good quality content from
https://suse-projects.github.io/ to build a slideshow.
+ That content will be updated regularly by the marketing team.
+ Using the content during installation is not that straightforward.
For instance, in many environments, the system under installation
cannot access the Internet.
+ Additionally, we need to consider other stuff like screenshots,
translations, and so on.
* Tabs & buttons:
+ We use tabs to show the slideshow and the release notes. It feels
like mixing different stuff. What about using another mechanism to
display release notes?
+ Displaying the release notes in a pop-up window will not work
because the installer will not update the progress bar until the pop-up
is closed. It is a known limitation we need to deal with.
Imobach González Sosa
YaST Team at SUSE LLC