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Re: From release notes for FC5T3 (web)



On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 12:00:43AM -0800, Thomas Taylor wrote:
> 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
> >Changes
> >
> > 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
I agree with Tom's the removal of Everything install is a
step n the wrong direction. At least for us it will be. I
assume you can install a whole group at once, or is that
also not possible?
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Aaron Konstam
Computer Science
Trinity University
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