Bug 924197 - RFE: Summary of changes dialog: more human readable output?
RFE: Summary of changes dialog: more human readable output?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: fedora19rtt
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Reported: 2013-03-21 06:58 EDT by Martin Banas
Modified: 2015-02-17 09:53 EST (History)
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current look of the dialog (99.45 KB, image/png)
2013-03-21 06:58 EDT, Martin Banas
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Description Martin Banas 2013-03-21 06:58:55 EDT
Created attachment 713759 [details]
current look of the dialog

Description of problem:
Could it be possible to create a more human readable output on Summary of changes dialog? I really like the idea behind it, but it's too long to read even for simple partitioning, and not all the informations has to be displayed..

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to partitioning
2. Select manual partitioning, and create basic partitioning layout
3. Click on Done and go through the "Summary of changes" dialog
Actual results:
It's quite too long, and not all information are necessary to display.

Expected results:
Would it be possible to do more gparted look?

It could be something like:

Remove /boot partition
|_Destroy format ext4
|_Destroy device /dev/sda1

Remove LVM_PV on /dev/sda2
Remove LVM_PV on /dev/sdb2
|_Remove LVM VG
  |_Remove LV_ROOT
  | |_Destroy format ext4
  |_Remove LV_HOME
    |_Destroy format ext4

Additional info:
Let's discuss whether this is even possible.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2013-03-21 12:19:02 EDT
We can change the format a little bit, but I do not want to change the verbosity at all.  We have received complaints that people are unsure what anaconda is going to do storage-wise.  This dialog shows exactly what is going to happen - every single step anaconda's going to take.  We are going to remove some existing stuff, we are going to make some new stuff.

We don't really have the information to group it together into "Remove /boot partition", etc.  This display is a list of all the storage actions.  They don't get grouped together into some more general format, and I don't believe it's worth the time to spend working on that when we could be working on other things off our (very large) list instead.

Finally, I do not like comparisons to gparted.  This isn't gparted, this is anaconda.  I don't think gparted looks very good at all.
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2013-03-21 13:26:29 EDT
Basically, what I'm saying is:

I'm open to changes we can make here.  However,

(1) I think this is one place where we absolutely need to err on the side of too verbose.  People want to know exactly what anaconda's going to do, so we should tell them.

(2) I don't think it's worth the effort to do anything too fancy here, given (1) and how much other stuff we've got that needs to be done.
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