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Re: RH recommends using Windows? plus a Question!



I would definatly opt-in for something like this.
I would also suggest that if there was a problem installing something, and you opt-in have it check the DB for any notes to a solution and display them instead of just reporting it.


Julien Olivier wrote:

On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 13:08, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:


On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Julien Olivier wrote:



Aaargh, forget my proposition... it is stupid because it needs the user
to _know_ what hardware he has and fill everything himself. I understand
that a GUI application would have the advantage to be able to
"auto-detect" the hardware and do most of the work for the user.

That said, it could still be done the following way:

- When you click on "report my hardware", a cookie is generated
containing all the information required automatically.
- The website is opened, reads the cookie and pre-fills the form
- The user can modify the defaults choices and validates

The drawback:

- if your navigator is configured to refuse cookies, you're screwed...


This is a non-issue. What about this: App (no GUI) collects
needed info, POSTs that to the website, acquires a session-id,
launches browser with the session-id.



Technically, it's a good idea but I can already hear comments about how Fedora spies its users by sending reports of their users' hardware without any human intervention... More over, it could well be that you don't want your hardware information (all or partially) to be sent to Fedora (for any reason). But maybe a solution could be to allow users to configure which kind of information can/cannot be sent to Fedora. For example, it could be configured at install time or in the firstboot tool.



BTW, offering the service
at the right time is quite important.  Say, when the
hotplug/kudzu/... fails to configure a device, should offer the
user to report that.




Of course, that would be very smart and useful.




behdad


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