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[openFATE 306391] Add migration assistant into the installation
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:53:34 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-306391-17@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: jpxviii jpxviii (jpxviii)
Feature #306391, revision 17
Title: Add migration assistant into the installation

+ Hackweek V: Unconfirmed
+ Priority
+ Requester: Important

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Stephan Kulow (coolo)
reject date: 2009-09-10 10:09:49
reject reason: too late for 11.2
Requester: Desirable

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Requester: Mandatory

Requested by: Michal Smrž (ilfirin)

Ubuntu has great migration assistant.
With it you can migrate your data and some configuration from other
Linux distributions and from Windows.
Michael Larabel article (
Ubuntu wiki (
It would be great, if openSUSE (Yast) has similar feature.

#1: Michal Marek (michal-m) (2009-04-29 10:17:10)
FYI: , it just needs to be added to the
Adding Pavol to CC

#2: Pavol Rusnak (prusnak) (2009-04-29 13:57:40)
Migration Assistant in Ubuntu is only small hack that imports IE
bookmarks into Firefox/Opera and can also deal with wallpapers.
Mango has cleaner design, which allows extension of it with new modules
(meaning import/export support for new applications). But as seen on
the mentioned wiki page, this support is still too low for integrating
into Install Process.
Users desperately wanting this feature might try Mango from

#3: T. J. Brumfield (enderandrew) (2009-06-13 22:20:19)
Mango looks like the type of tool that would greatly aid in converting
Windows users, and making openSUSE even more of a premiere distro. I
wonder why Mango doesn't have more visibility.

#4: Michael Löffler (michl19) (2009-07-10 12:23:27)
A usable and simple working migration assistant is key to convert more
Windows user to Linux. I don't know which tool is the perfect fit but
having one has imo high priority.

openSUSE Feature:

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