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[openFATE 313441] Easy Upgrade
Feature changed by: Mário Castanheira (SpeccyMan)
Feature #313441, revision 5
Title: Easy Upgrade

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Mário Castanheira (speccyman)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
An easy way to allow users to make upgrades (e.g.: changing from
- version 12.1 to version 12.2) as easy as they can in Ubuntu. Something
- like one-click, instead of having to deal whit the work of disable and
- update of the repositories manually.
- Would be good if all this would be automatic and maybe even integrated
- it into the new Software Center.
+ version 12.1 to version 12.2) as easy as they can in Ubuntu.
+ Something like one-click, instead of having to deal whit the work of
+ disable and update of the repositories manually.
+ Would be good if all this would be automatic (maybe even integrated it
+ in Apper or in the new Software Center).

Use Case:
User gets notified that there's a new version of opensuse available and
- it is asked if he wishes to upgarde. If he selects "upgrade" the system
+ it is asked if he wishes to upgrade. If he selects "upgrade" the system
should ask for permissions and then start upgrading itself. (pretty
much like in ubuntu). Nothing else required!

Business case (Partner benefit):
- openSUSE.org: Because it will invite users to keep their distro in it's
- last version, even if they don't understand much about computers!
- And because it's something all Ubuntu users keep saying it's one of
- their loved features.
+ openSUSE.org: The benefit for the user is that this feature will
+ encourage users to keep their distro in it's lastest version, even if
+ they don't understand much about computers!
+ This will bring them a greater experience in opensuse since they will
+ have access to stable and newest features and also many other
+ improvements.
+ It's also because it's something all Ubuntu users keep saying it's one
+ of their loved features.

Discussion:
#1: Sławomir Lach (lachu) (2012-05-02 22:04:14)
As I remember, there exist a Yast module to do that.

#2: Mário Castanheira (speccyman) (2012-05-02 23:35:32) (reply to #1)
well, if you're referring to YaST Online Update (YOU), as far has i
know, it can't do upgrades unless you manually deactivate some of your
repos and update others to match the repos of the new version. Only
then you can upgrade.
Those manual changes is what this feature is trying to avoid :)




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openSUSE Feature:
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