On Tue, 2021-01-19 at 10:48 +0100, Stefan Hundhammer wrote:
On 2021-01-18 23:28, David Díaz wrote:
Today I opened an issue in yast2-installation
for proposing to
(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
It was always some more clicks, but not that many; maybe 5 or 6. But
spirit was there.
That was the reason for coming up with the proposal in the first
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
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.
came sales with registration.
And so the list goes on and on and on, perverting the idea and spirit
behind the proposal.
Thanks a lot, Stefan!
It is (at least for me) quite interesting to know how the installer has
evolved from an almost single screen to the (long) wizard it is now.
However, I still think that despite those reasons it is possible to go
for a simpler approach just improving some bits here and there. So,
apart from what Ancor says  in the Github issue, we can use some
known patterns too. E.g., using a "By installing the system I accept
terms & conds" in the summary screen that must be checked to start the
installation and which contains a link to open a new pop/dialog to read
the license. Much less intrusive than the step we have now. And widely
> 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 /
> days, and they were amazed; and they unanimously said that's what
> wanted, and can we PLEASE have that back? ;-)
> I couldn't agree more with them.
> Knd regards