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Re: Proposal of minor LiveDVD F19 network/hostname configuration UX improvement (PATCH included)

On 05/29/2013 09:07 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Wed, 2013-05-29 at 10:17 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Wed, 2013-05-29 at 13:09 -0400, Chris Lumens wrote:
Do you see it as an improvement acceptable for F19?
(It could use some wording/layout polishing.)
I like the idea, though I would definitely change the wording, perhaps
to something like this:
+1 I really like this too, and had been meaning to suggest something
like it.

Just one more reason to do it is this:


GNOME's hostname setting code is dumb enough that you can't actually set
a hostname with periods in it (i.e., one that sets a domain). They get
converted to dashes.
Actually, now I look at it, I'm not sure always showing the 'mandatory'
pre-hub network spoke is the best option, though I don't really hate it.
When I thought about this bug I was thinking more along the lines of
just having the Network spoke available on the live installer, with only
the 'hostname' element and a text note to use the desktop tools to
configure the network settings...so similar, but not using the pre-hub
spoke. Either way seems like an improvement, though.

Regarding network configuration your approach sounds
better to me too. There is one problem though - NETWORK CONFIGURATION
is displayed under SOFTWARE category:


Also I'll need to work a bit on status update for wifi connections
(the info below the NETWORK CONFIGURATION)
in hub which does not work quite right now but it shouldn't be a big problem
(crazy idea: show hostname in status in LiveDVD)

As for hostname setting we need to weigh up

1) one additional mandatory screen
2) hostname setting less prominent with higher risk of omitting

I am for 2) (ie your proposal).



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