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    Another revamp to Anaconda in F19

    http://blog.linuxgrrl.com/2013/03/04...shing-storage/

    This is a revamp to anaconda in F19. It has more options and better than F18.
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    Re: Another revamp to Anaconda in F19

    still looks like a bit of a mess, but getting better. i'd have to agree with Lennart though

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    Re: Another revamp to Anaconda in F19

    It's my impression, perhaps incorrect, that the old Anaconda GUI wasn't so much intentionally designed as it was wrapped around a script. It assumes a straight-line route through an installation, with no errors. Each decision is, essentially, irrevocable.

    The new Anaconda's hub approach seemed, oddly, to flummox some folks, but the ability to configure an install without being confined to the single path someone assumed you wanted to follow is a Good Thing. (Perhaps we aren't used to software that's free of those kind of assumptions.)

    I lack the chops to comment on on the technical issues around refreshing storage, but I certainly want to be able to tell the partitioner to re-read the storage and start afresh, and being able to accommodate itself to the arrival or departure of external storage seems useful.

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    Re: Another revamp to Anaconda in F19

    I don't know. I never really had a single problem with the old linear approach. At least I couldn't miss anything easily. Well, I miss a lot.

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    Re: Another revamp to Anaconda in F19

    Well, we can still go through in linear fashion. I'm sure most do. Software, though, that makes fewer assumptions about what users will do is better software. As users, we shouldn't need to read a developer's mind.

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    Re: Another revamp to Anaconda in F19

    Quote Originally Posted by Demz3
    still looks like a bit of a mess, but getting better. i'd have to agree with Lennart though
    The advantage of the rescan is support for older hardware.

    Having an ATA disk come on line late doesn't get recognized.

    It can also compensate for a udev that is broken.

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    Re: Another revamp to Anaconda in F19

    Whaaa? you mean Kay's holy code in udev can be broken? **GASP**

    I agree that the hotplug support in udev should be recognized and utilized by anaconda, but there should also be a means to accommodate hardware that isn't picked up properly, hence the need for a manual rescan.

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    Re: Another revamp to Anaconda in F19

    I agree with joncr about having the manual refresh options being a good idea. It is likely to be useful.

    Also, while I did not have any issues with the old installer, having used this new one since F18 pre-alpha, I kind of like the hub and spoke model! It is more convenient to modify items if needed.

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    Re: Another revamp to Anaconda in F19

    Quote Originally Posted by joncr
    It's my impression, perhaps incorrect, that the old Anaconda GUI wasn't so much intentionally designed as it was wrapped around a script. It assumes a straight-line route through an installation, with no errors. Each decision is, essentially, irrevocable..
    Correct, check this blog from an Anaconda developer
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    Re: Another revamp to Anaconda in F19

    I kinda think this would be a whole lot less unwieldy if we could just rely on udev hotplug, but I think whether we can is still being determined.
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