f7 images for mass production

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Sat Jun 9 16:34:23 UTC 2007

On Saturday 09 June 2007 11:00:41 Gerry Reno wrote:
> FWIW, the problem that I saw with F7 final was that all the great work
> that had gone into F7 was overshadowed to a great degree by a lot of
> installation issues.  It was like having a 5-star meal served on a dirty
> plate.  So how about this?  The general end user does not download test
> releases that would help in shaking out any installation issues.  They
> should but they don't.  So publicly release, some time prior to the
> final, a Trailer, if you will, that installs exactly like the final.  
> Then the general user community can provide feedback as to any
> installation issues they see.  Everything in the Trailer installer works
> the same except that at the end you see a few promotional messages
> showing the new features in the release and of course the final "Coming
> soon to a mirror near you" or "Opens May 31st", that kind of thing.  
> This way the installer can be broadly tested and any installer issues
> can be identified and it would also help to build the hype for the
> Fedora release.  Just a fun type of thing that has some good QA benefit
> attached to it.

I kind of beg to differ.  What major "installer" issues did you see?  I'm well 
aware of some issues with the kernel, but what actual installer issues did 
you see?

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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