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[openFATE 305869] improve partioning UI during installation
Feature changed by: Enea George (premamotion)
Feature #305869, revision 17
Title: improve partioning UI during installation

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Christoph Thiel (cthiel1)
reject date: 2009-06-03 08:41:09
reject reason: No resources for 11.2. Also missing detailed concept.
Priority
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Important

Requested by: Martin Schmidkunz (mschmidkunz)
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Description:
The partitioning dialog during installation is perceived as confusing
(see Bug #461819) . The reasons for confusion are
* button labeling
* workflow
A redesign could provide some improvement. A first idea could be:
http://en.opensuse.org/Image:Partitioner_proposal_installation.png

References:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461819
http://en.opensuse.org/Image:Partitioner_proposal_installation.png

Discussion:
#1: Kevin Dupuy (kdupuy9) (2009-03-26 00:06:41)
I like the proposal so far. Perhaps there could also be some
improvements wrt the actual partitioning interface, similar to GParted
or the Ubuntu partitioner. This way it's easier for people that need to
make a small change to YaST's proposal can do it easily.
GParted: http://kajar.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/gparted-gui.jpg
Ubuntu:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MfwRx_4ERx8/Sa6_M2URLeI/AAAAAAAAAxA/rEcbk5uSrhA/s400/ubuntu-partition-8-all.jpg

#2: Martin Schmidkunz (mschmidkunz) (2009-03-26 16:35:44) (reply to #1)
By talking about the "actual partitioning interface" do you refer to
the (expert) partitioner module in YaST? (the one with the storage tree
on the left pane :-)) There are some improvements planed for this
interface. One of them refers to the use of the bar graph. In order to
use some of the design ideas proposed by gparted we would need to
extend bar graph widget at first (see FATE #303534: Extend BarGraph
Widget).

+ #4: Enea George (premamotion) (2011-01-23 17:31:36)
+ Why this propose was abbandoned? It`s difficult for new linux users to
+ partition their hard drive during openSUSE installation...



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