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[openFATE 309503] Beautiful one-click-install
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:09:15 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-309503-17@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm)
Feature #309503, revision 17
Title: Beautiful one-click-install

- openSUSE-11.4: New
+ openSUSE-11.4: Rejected by Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm)
+ reject reason: Won't be ready for 11.4
Requester: Important

+ openSUSE Distribution: Evaluation by engineering manager
+ Priority
+ Requester: Desirable

+ Info Provider: (Novell)
Requested by: Cornelius Schumacher (cschum)
Developer: (Novell)
Partner organization:

Garrett made a great mockup
20widgets.png) for a much more beautiful one click installer some time
ago. It would be great to get this implemented.
I think it could be done with a small Qt application which uses libzypp
or PackageKit or something like that as the backend to do the actual
I won't be able to spend much time on it, but Will said he might be
interested. Maybe also one of the YaST guys could join.

+ Relations:
+ - mockup graphic (url:
+ 20widgets.png)

#1: Garrett LeSage (glesage) (2010-05-21 12:11:45)
I would be quite happy to help make this a reality.
When talking with Cornelius a short while ago, we realized that it
could be even simpler (for the main flow at least). It would be
fantastic if we have something great at the end of Hackweek... and I
think that's completely possible.

#2: Rajko Matovic (rajko_m) (2010-05-24 05:03:47)
One of beautiful ideas in this proposal is to point out user that
repository must be trusted before actually installing anything.
The missing piece is extended help how to check validity of the
repository GPG keys. It is the same in YaST. You have some numbers on
the screen and you have to trust them. How that works, how to check
keys, when and why you can and should trust them is not explained.
1) User can cancel operation, which means that repository will not be
added and software that he wants will not be installed. or 
2) Blindly accept key import and defeat purpose of this step. 

#3: 6tr6tr 6tr6tr (6tr6tr) (2010-10-01 20:21:13)
LOVE the mockup! If it's like that, I vote for this!

#4: Alex Bars (alexdbars) (2010-12-03 00:07:10)
I love it, simple and user-friendly!
A search on top integrate with "" will be

+ #5: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm) (2010-12-20 12:07:20)
+ Will looked into this during hackweek, is there already some code?

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