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[New: openFATE 309166] Installer does IO bad at configuration stage
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:24:25 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-309166-1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature added by: antornix antx (antornix)

Feature #309166, revision 1
Title: Installer does IO bad at configuration stage

openFATE: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: antornix antx (antornix)
Partner organization:

First and foremost you guys rock! openSUSE is nearly perfect, thank you all for
this incredible Linux distro.

It is pretty annoying that when you install openSUSE, when in Configuration
stage it starts testing the Internet connection and also starts auto-getting
the updates by default. That's time consuming and a bottelneck comparing to the
rest of the installation process.

The worst thing is its blocking behavior, I am suggesting that at least you
should put those IO operations within a thread loop, instead of blocking the
entire user interface when a download is being fetched.

YaST with non-blocking/asynchronous IO will merit being numbered as YaST3!


Use Case:
You could put the option to enable this automatic behavior as a checkbox when
selecting the default desktop.

Business case (Partner benefit): Installer accomplishes its mission faster: SuSE ASAP!

openSUSE Feature:

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