Anaconda/UX Redesign/Anaconda Language-Keyboard Design

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In this approach, we think about the different types of users who might encounter the dialog and offer those users who have any data to lose an easy way to avoid the entire reinitialization screen and its related stresses.
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We only display the radio button dialog If one or more missing partition table drives are detected. If the user says the device is virtual or blank, we reinitialize it without asking. If the user says the drive had been used before or they weren't sure, we give them the scary reinitialization screen.
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Some issues with this idea is that it's not very scalable - you have 100 drives you can't read, you get this radio button dialog for 100 drives. Ouch. We could potentially provide a list view of all unreadable drives, but right now anaconda pops them up as it goes. It may be possible to poll all the drives first, cache the data, and then present a list, though. It's simply not possible in anaconda right now. But with a list of multiple drives, the multiple choice selection won't work any more - each drive might be different. Um, so maybe not the best idea - or at least, this approach needs more work.
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If you remove all the drives from the install to protect them you get the last dialog - we can't install if there's nowhere to install to. :)
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Revision as of 08:54, 20 December 2010

Contents

Problem Statement

Anaconda-f14-dvd-ss language.pngAnaconda-f14-dvd-ss keyboard.png

Background

These two images show two separates pages, one for language and other for keyboard. The current language selection of the installer does not allow to specify the language from the country i.e. only plain English instead of English US or English Canada. The keyboard selection . Another problem is the wasted space for both images.


Problems

  • Wasted field space on both pages.
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Mockups

Language-keyboard merged.png Media:Language-keyboard_merged.svg