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Re: From release notes for FC5T3 (web)

On Sunday 05 March 2006 18:37, Jim Cornette wrote:
> Just posting a link from the upcoming Fedora version 5 notes. (FC5T3 as
> of now)
> The changes might be good to know for a user to make a decision when FC5
> is released as to how to upgrade / install.
> http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc5/test3-latest-en/#sn-Package
> Major changes for people installing are xen, screensavers, menu
> reconfiguration, a GUI search tool, a few applications that use mono, no
> up2date program, a new package manager and GUI front end to yum.
> Everything installs are no longer possible. The major components are now
> in groups and part of the optional packages can be selected or not
> selected through check marks. Some packages that were selectable in the
> past may not be selectable from the menus though they are on the install
> media.

Since everything installs are no longer possible, and given the number of 
packages on the installation media, at the very least one should be able to 
choose all of the packages within a group instead of having to go into each 
groups list and check all the packages individually.  

This is a VERY POOR way of package selection and WILL NOT make Fedora a choice 
for newcommers to linux.  Other distros are making things easier in order to 
attract converts from Winbloze and Mac's.  Making installation harder is a 
definate disservice to loyal Fedora users.


Tom Taylor
Linux user #263467
Federal Way, WA

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