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[openFATE 306391] Add migration assistant into the installation
Feature changed by: Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
Feature #306391, revision 21
Title: Add migration assistant into the installation

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

openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
reject date: 2010-11-04 13:30:04
reject reason: not done.
Priority
Requester: Desirable

- openSUSE-11.4: New
+ openSUSE-11.4: Rejected by Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
+ reject reason: Not done in time for 11.4.
Priority
Requester: Mandatory

+ openSUSE Distribution: New
+ Priority
+ Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Michal Smrž (ilfirin)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
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 (http://www.michaellarabel.com/?k=blog&i=83)
Ubuntu wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MigrationAssistance)
source
(http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/migration-assistant/migration-assistant_0.6.4.tar.gz)
It would be great, if openSUSE (Yast) has similar feature.

Discussion:
#1: Michal Marek (michal-m) (2009-04-29 10:17:10)
FYI: http://en.opensuse.org/Mango , it just needs to be added to the
distro.
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
BuildService.

#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.




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