On Mon, 02 May 2016 17:05:52 +0200, Matthew Miller
On Mon, May 02, 2016 at 11:36:24AM +0200, Martin Bříza wrote:
> I chose "factory settings" because usually when you get a new flash
> drive, it's FAT formatted. While this is a big simplification, I
> thought it would be a good one for a user who is not very technically
> savvy - because that's the person who would be using the tool. Of
> course, I'm open to discussion about nearly anything regarding FMW so
> if there is a general consensus we should rewrite some strings inside
> the app, I'll be glad to do so.
> So if you guys agree "reformatting" would be a better choice, I'll
> go ahead and change the text.
I guess my inclination would be to just drop this feature entirely. If
people want to reformat the drive, they can use whatever regular OS
feature to do it. This doesn't need to be a general-purpose drive
There are platforms where restoring the flash drive is not straightforward
and even in Fedora, it's not as simple as it seems. For example, GParted
spits a whole bunch of error messages about the flash drive and it also
sees it as 4 times bigger than it really is. On the other hand, I think
Gnome Disks does its job alright.
On Windows, when you click the drive and select "Format", you can only
format the first partition of the flash drive which is about 5MB. You
would have to open a pretty much hidden drive and partition manager that
can do the job but it's not really easy to use.
Over all, I think this functionality is a necessary part of the tool which
won't make a regular user feel punished for sacrificing a flash drive for