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== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
  
Fedora Live USB Creator is getting a facelift that should make it much easier to use (see [https://github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/tree/master/USB-boot-creator mockups]). It should cover the complete work flow of creating an install media. It provides information (descriptions, screenshots,...) about flavors and variants of Fedora to help the user to pick the right one for their usage, downloads the ISO, and copies it to a USB flash disk. The goal of this change is to provide this tool as the primary download option on getfedora.org and create a mechanism to store and update information (descriptions, screenshots,...) for the tool. This requires work not only from the change owners, but also from other groups (websites, design, marketing, releng teams).
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Fedora Live USB Creator is getting a facelift that should make it much easier to use (see [https://github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups/tree/master/USB-boot-creator mockups]). It should cover the complete work flow of creating an installation media. It provides information (descriptions, screenshots,...) about flavors and variants of Fedora to help the user to pick the right one for their usage, downloads the ISO, and copies it to a USB flash disk. The goal of this change is to provide this tool as the primary download option on getfedora.org and create a mechanism to store and update information (descriptions, screenshots,...) for the tool. This requires work not only from the change owners, but also from other groups (websites, design, marketing, releng teams).
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
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== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
 
* Proposal owners:
 
* Proposal owners:
* Live USB Creator for Linux (pretty much ready, currently [https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/mbriza/liveusb-creator/ packaged for Fedora in Copr], should we create a deb package, too?)
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** Live USB Creator for Linux (pretty much ready, currently [https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/mbriza/liveusb-creator/ packaged for Fedora in Copr], should we create a deb package, too?)
* Live USB Creator for Windows (pretty much ready, we just need to get a signing key)
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** Live USB Creator for Windows (pretty much ready, we just need to get a signing key)
* Live USB Creator for Mac OS X (still in progress, should be ready for F24 release)
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** Live USB Creator for Mac OS X (still in progress, should be ready for F24 release)
 
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* Marketing and design:  
 
* Marketing and design:  
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** the design team has to work with websites team on necessary changes to the download page.
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** the marketing has to provide information for LUC including descriptions and screenshots (screenshots of Workstation are currently missing)
  
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The live-usb-creator tool is helping with new installations. Existing installations are not affected.
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== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
 
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The live-usb-creator tool is helping with new installations. Existing installations are not affected.
 
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== How To Test ==
 
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# Go to getfedora.org
 
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# Go for the default download option
A good "how to test" should answer these four questions:
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# Download it
 
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# Use the tool on windows to create a live USB using the F22 workstation
0. What special hardware / data / etc. is needed (if any)?
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# Verify that the created live USB works
1. How do I prepare my system to test this change? What packages
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# Repeat the same on OS X
need to be installed, config files edited, etc.?
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# Repeat the same on Fedora
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# Also try creating live USBs with some of the other available images
working like it's supposed to?
 
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== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
 
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Hopefully this change will improve user experience of trying and installing Fedora a lot.
  
 
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No dependecies.
  
 
== Contingency Plan ==
 
== Contingency Plan ==
  
 
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* Contingency mechanism: if Live USB Creator is not ready to be the primary download option, it can only be mentioned on the download website as a tool to create a live USB stick. If the new LUC is not ready at all to replace the old version, we can still keep linking the old version or alternative tools.
 
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* Contingency deadline: beta freeze <!-- REQUIRED FOR SYSTEM WIDE CHANGES -->
 
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* Blocks release? Yes, it will be such a visible change that it should block a release if it's not ready.
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* Blocks product? All
  
 
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TBD
  
 
== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==

Revision as of 15:22, 22 January 2016

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LiveUserCreator as Primary Downloadable

Summary

The new Fedora Liver USB Creator that is being finished has an overhauled, more user friendly interface. Because USB sticks are the most common way to install Fedora, it should be the primary download option. It cover the whole installation media creation, it lets the user pick the right flavor of Fedora, downloads its image, and copies it to a USB drive.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 24
  • Last updated: 2016-01-22
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

Fedora Live USB Creator is getting a facelift that should make it much easier to use (see mockups). It should cover the complete work flow of creating an installation media. It provides information (descriptions, screenshots,...) about flavors and variants of Fedora to help the user to pick the right one for their usage, downloads the ISO, and copies it to a USB flash disk. The goal of this change is to provide this tool as the primary download option on getfedora.org and create a mechanism to store and update information (descriptions, screenshots,...) for the tool. This requires work not only from the change owners, but also from other groups (websites, design, marketing, releng teams).

Benefit to Fedora

It will provide an easy-to-use tool for all major platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X) which will be offered to users as the primary download option. That should generally lower the barrier for potential users to try and install Fedora.


Scope

  • Proposal owners:
    • Live USB Creator for Linux (pretty much ready, currently packaged for Fedora in Copr, should we create a deb package, too?)
    • Live USB Creator for Windows (pretty much ready, we just need to get a signing key)
    • Live USB Creator for Mac OS X (still in progress, should be ready for F24 release)
  • Other developers: the websites team has to update the download page to make LUC the primary download option.
  • Marketing and design:
    • the design team has to work with websites team on necessary changes to the download page.
    • the marketing has to provide information for LUC including descriptions and screenshots (screenshots of Workstation are currently missing)
  • Policies and guidelines:

The live-usb-creator tool is helping with new installations. Existing installations are not affected.


  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

The live-usb-creator tool is helping with new installations. Existing installations are not affected.

How To Test

  1. Go to getfedora.org
  2. Go for the default download option
  3. Download it
  4. Use the tool on windows to create a live USB using the F22 workstation
  5. Verify that the created live USB works
  6. Repeat the same on OS X
  7. Repeat the same on Fedora
  8. Also try creating live USBs with some of the other available images

User Experience

Hopefully this change will improve user experience of trying and installing Fedora a lot.

Dependencies

No dependecies.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: if Live USB Creator is not ready to be the primary download option, it can only be mentioned on the download website as a tool to create a live USB stick. If the new LUC is not ready at all to replace the old version, we can still keep linking the old version or alternative tools.
  • Contingency deadline: beta freeze
  • Blocks release? Yes, it will be such a visible change that it should block a release if it's not ready.
  • Blocks product? All

Documentation

TBD

Release Notes