On 04-07-17 04:44, mcatanzaro(a)gnome.org wrote:
As discussed at today's WG meeting, I've prepared a draft change page for
reducing initial setup redundancy:
I'm going to send a heads-up to the Anaconda developers now (though I don't plan
to join their mailing list, so hopefully they have an active list moderator). And then we
will no doubt have a discussion when the change is announced on devel@. Ideally I would
have prepared this earlier and had time to run it by the Anaconda developers *before*
submitting, but the change proposal deadline is tomorrow, so I'm going to submit it
now, even though I haven't had any feedback on it beyond approval of the general idea
from the Workstation WG. Sorry for the very short notice and for delaying too long.
Everything is subject to change and nothing is set in stone.
Former anaconda developer here.
Thanks for the headsup on this one and great to see this happening.
"Language and Keyboard Layout "
I don't see how a normal (non live) non net-install differs
from a net-install. In both cases anaconda is pretty much the
only thing which is running and as such is the best place to
ask about this. I agree that with livecds we need something
"Time and Date"
It is important to get the timezone setup correctly *before*
running the phase of anaconda where it formats filesystems
and copies files. Otherwise various tools may complain about
timestamps in the future for files created during install
time when the timezone is later changed in such a way
that the (timezone-adjusted) time becomes earlier.
We've had several bugs related to this in the past and
actually have moved timezone configuration up to an earlier
point in the installer because of this.
IOW this really must happen inside the installer.