On 2021-01-18 23:28, David Díaz wrote:
Today I opened an issue in yast2-installation for
(almost) start the installation process in the summary screen.
I am all for it. This means turning full circle after many years of
adding more and more steps to the installation workflow.
We used to have something that was marketed as the "3 click installer".
It was always some more clicks, but not that many; maybe 5 or 6. But the
spirit was there.
That was the reason for coming up with the proposal in the first place:
Propose useful defaults that would fit for most users and give the
others a chance to tweak what they don't like. Make that easily
accessible and easily discoverable.
Then came a lot of interest groups wanting to showcase THEIR favourite
features, so they had to get their special workflow step (Btrfs? Disk
encryption? ...). Then came issues that nobody dared to decide (what
desktop? KDE? GNOME?). Then came the lawyers with their licenses. Then
came sales with registration.
And so the list goes on and on and on, perverting the idea and spirit
behind the proposal.
Not so long ago I showed some of our community members (e.g. lcp)
screenshots of the old installation workflow back in the SuSE 7.x / 8.x
days, and they were amazed; and they unanimously said that's what they
wanted, and can we PLEASE have that back? ;-)
I couldn't agree more with them.
Stefan Hundhammer <shundhammer(a)suse.de>
SUSE Linux GmbH
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