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Re: Polishing the installer



On Tue, 2014-03-11 at 10:41 -0700, Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
> Now that the basic layout is set aside the customization of partition, 
> it will
> be nice to provide a professional look to the installer for fedora.next
> workstation system.
> I wonder if the layout is responsive depending of the size of the screen.
> When starting the installer, it will be nice to display an nice 
> graphical screen
> rather than a typical text mode (similar to the way Fedora starts with a
> bootloader). Same principle should apply when rebooting after the 
> installation.
> Granted the idea is not really important. However, with the increase of 
> Fedora
> as workstation, those refinements will only enhance the overall 
> experience of
> Fedora Workstation and other part of Fedora.next. Considering Fedora 21 
> Final Release will not be avail until October 2014, I think this is a 
> good opportunity to polish the whole installer.
> I was inspired by the way iOS is installed and updated on the iMac.
I remember some discussions on whether we want the Plymouth boot splash
when booting the installer or not, but I'm not sure it ended up with
some final statement we are expected to follow. However, if you hit ESC
when booting the installer, Plymouth appears and runs properly AFAICT.

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Vratislav Podzimek

Anaconda Rider | Red Hat, Inc. | Brno - Czech Republic


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