Anaconda/Features

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Anaconda Features

There are a lot of things being worked on within anaconda at any given time. We're trying to do a better job of keeping track of what's being worked on, requested, or planned to be worked on. Some of these aren't currently being worked or driven by anyone. If you're interested in one of these features, we encourage you to work up a basic design (or the start of some code) and send it to anaconda-devel-list@redhat.com for review and comment. If you want to work on something not listed here, the same is true

Proposed / In-Progress Features

Feature Owner Target completion
FirstAidKit (Improving Rescue Mode) JoelGranados / MartinSivak Fedora10
Improved netconfig UI with NetworkManager by default DavidCantrell Fedora10
Make EDD code more usable PeterJones  ??
Land new pyparted and port anaconda to it DavidCantrell Fedora10
Rework buildinstall JesseKeating  ??
Make VNC options more accessible MartinSivak
Support installation from NFSv4 sources  ??
Simplify text mode  ??
Load storage controller firmware to systems that need it  ??
Our partitioning code is junk and needs to go PeterJones Fedora11
Preserve /home on upgrade (bug #435402)  ?? Fedora10

Features from previous releases

Feature Owner Target completion Committed
Support for installation to encrypted block devices DaveLehman Fedora9 Yes
Allow setting the install source from the second stage ChrisLumens Fedora9 Yes
Implement support for resizing partitions JeremyKatz Fedora9 Yes
Allow download of packages for upgrade prior to rebooting into anaconda JeremyKatz / SethVidal Fedora9
Use libblkid for filesystem probing JeremyKatz Fedora9 Yes
Stop using kudzu for probing BillNottingham Fedora9 Yes