There seems to be at least some consensus that:
* The notification, unless permanent, is not an ideal solution here
because once it goes away, the user is in the same situation of
confusion as to how to install the Live Image to disk.
* The extension as proposed is not an ideal solution because it is
intrusive a change on the GNOME Shell design that the Live Image is
* Autostarting anaconda at startup is not an ideal solution because
there are many valid use-cases for the Live Image where this would
be wanted, and also, if the new user closes it, they will have the
difficulty launching it again later when they are ready.
* Launching a "install or try it uninstalled" merely masks the issue,
because when the user selects "try it uninstalled", they have the
difficulty finding the installer again later when they are ready.
Would it be possible to design an extension that has a minimal impact
the GNOME Shell design and still provides a clear, persistent, and
obvious way to install the Live Image to disk?
The discussion has died. I have lost any hope that it could lead to a positive output, so
I'll not push any more. The desktop SIG expressed clear and utter "NO".
For the last two Fedora releases new Fedora users have been having a hard time to locate
the installer. It seems to be clear that nothing will change in Fedora 17. I find it sad
how desktop guys try to veto solutions they don't like, but they don't push on any
other solutions. I also find it sad how strong their rejection is even though the
overwhelming majority of other respondents like it.
I'll keep the source code on github . Maybe it will be useful for someone else,
some time, e.g. for some Fedora spin or for a different Linux distribution. If anybody
wants to continue in pushing this, and explaining better to desktop SIG, you're