Installer work status, bugs, and requests

Registered by Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre on 2015-05-02

Let's talk about the installer for a moment. This includes both ubiquity and debian-installer.

Are there missing features that would be useful for a large number of people?
Are there current papercut bugs we could address? Larger issues that really annoy?

We can't guarantee we'll get to everything, but we'll try our best.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Steve Langasek
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

For the benefit of others who may be joining, missing background on the topic:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubiquity_%28software%29

Agenda:
 - what happened last cycle:
  - multipath
  - EFI

 - installer for snappy?
   - absolutely! let's workshop on this once snappy install experience has been explored tip to tail!

 - debugging installs (ubiquity in particular)

 - feature requests

[wxl] would love to discuss Lubuntu's problems with debian-installer and hopes for a text mode ubiquity: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/lubuntu-brainstorming/+spec/one-iso-to-rule-them-all

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
profiling ubiquity-dm: TODO
[cyphermox] make the terminal in ubiquity more useful: TODO
[cyphermox] deal with the no-slideshow cases: TODO
figure out customizing snappy images: TODO
graphical installer on mir (snappy-personal): TODO
text installer for ubuntu-core: TODO

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