Fedora Installation User Experience Improvements & Syslinux

Over the past couple of days I’ve been working with the Anaconda team trying to figure out how provide a better experience in syslinux. This is a work-in-progress, but here is some of the background, discussion that’s taken place so far, and where things are at currently. Background So we’ve been wanting to revamp the installer user experience in Fedora for a while. For Fedora 12 I worked with the Anaconda team on adding better support for specialized storage devices in Anaconda’s GUI. For Fedora 13, I worked with the Fedora websites team to improve the experience that immediately precedes interacting with Anaconda – the Fedora website download pages. To complete that work and to knock out a few other things that would help folks even make the decision as to whether or not Fedora was something they wanted to be installing in the first place, I and my awesome intern Jef van Schendel and Sijis Aviles from the websites team worked on a complete revamp of the Fedora website which was launched with F14. The Strategy for the Installation User Experience For F15 then, we’ve got some nice polish on the pre-install experience in place. So it’s time to …

Fedora Installation User Experience Improvements & Syslinux

Over the past couple of days I’ve been working with the Anaconda team trying to figure out how provide a better experience in syslinux. This is a work-in-progress, but here is some of the background, discussion that’s taken place so far, and where things are at currently. Background So we’ve been wanting to revamp the installer user experience in Fedora for a while. For Fedora 12 I worked with the Anaconda team on adding better support for specialized storage devices in Anaconda’s GUI. For Fedora 13, I worked with the Fedora websites team to improve the experience that immediately precedes interacting with Anaconda – the Fedora website download pages. To complete that work and to knock out a few other things that would help folks even make the decision as to whether or not Fedora was something they wanted to be installing in the first place, I and my awesome intern Jef van Schendel and Sijis Aviles from the websites team worked on a complete revamp of the Fedora website which was launched with F14. The Strategy for the Installation User Experience For F15 then, we’ve got some nice polish on the pre-install experience in place. So it’s time to …