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[yast-devel] Czech YaST2 team (Prague) meeting 2008-03-18
  • From: Katarina Machalkova <kmachalkova@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 10:58:28 +0100
  • Message-id: <200803261058.29251.kmachalkova@xxxxxxx>
Present: jkupec, jreidinger, jsrain, juhliarik, kmachalkova,
locilka, lslezak, mzugec
Absent: jsuchome (ill), mvidner (brainshare)

TOC:
1. General issues
2. Libzypp & pkg management
3. Bootloader features
4. 2nd stage of installation
5. Miscellaneous bugfixes

General issues
---------------------
* Meeting minutes (save Novell/SUSE internal issues) should, besides results@,
go to public yast-devel@ as well

* openSUSE project will participate in Google Summer of Code. If you have any
idea for GSoC project or if you're willing to be a mentor of some, please add
it (and yourself) to ideas page: http://en.opensuse.org/Summer_of_Code_2008

Libzypp & pkg management
---------------------------------------
* Media backend: ejecting CD/DVD from specific drive: UI support in
y2-packager is now ready, zypper is WIP (FaTE #120298)

* 'zypper source-install' and 'zypper build-deps-install' are now united
into single command. User can opt for installing either the source RPM or
build dependency RPMs via commandline options

* jkupec intends to work on experimental libzypp CIM provider in his ITO,
implementing at least basic functions such as show installed pkgs, or install
pkg

* Miscellaneous zypp bugfixing (jreidinger is a quick learner :) )
- more verbose output when modifying repository
- better exception throwing if external program called from libzypp fails
- improved repository type (susetags vs. yum) probing

* ncurses package selector refactoring is almost finished

* Repository manager can now be run directly from package manager (it is a new
menu option) - implemented in Qt and Gtk UI frontend, ncurses will follow
soon. See also: http://lists.opensuse.org/yast-devel/2008-03/msg00048.html


Bootloader features
---------------------------
* Update of boot section when installing/updating kernel: yast writes
only "dummy" boot sections, kernel post-install script is available to
populate these dummy sections during installation (FaTE #302660)

2nd stage of installation
---------------------------------
* The purpose is to get rid of 2nd stage of installation (after reboot)
entirely, or make it as non-interactive as possible - moving interactive
steps to the 1st stage and configure the rest automatically using proposed
defaults

* Kicking it out entirely is not possible, as it is needed by autoyast

* Some automatic configuration can be done by running y2base in chroot env. at
the end of 1st stage, but there are still some issues (network, or CUPS
restart hangs,...)

* See also:
http://kobliha-suse.blogspot.com/2008/03/getting-rid-of-2nd-stage-installation.html
and discussion: http://lists.opensuse.org/yast-devel/2008-03/msg00021.html

Miscellaneous bugfixing
---------------------------------
* Fixed yast2-restore's part of autoyast
* Installation of add-ons and related registration of new products in SLED
ThinClient
* product-creator - improved determining of bootable/base product (bnc#368580)
* L3 escalation: udev rules file is not generated in 1st stage of instalaltion
in SLE10 products -> network devices switch their order after reboot
* enable adding unconfigured network ifaces to the bridge

--
\\\\\ Katarina Machalkova
\\\\\\\__o YaST developer
__\\\\\\\'/_ & hedgehog painter
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