Requirements for Update and Upgrade Experiences

Registered by David Siegel on 2009-11-10

Capture requirements, specifically corner cases, of the update and upgrade experiences. Document and specify changes to the existing update and upgrade experiences (e.g. eliminate pop-ups, display only generally relevant information).

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
David Siegel
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Canonical Foundations Team
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Proposed for lucid
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Sprints

Whiteboard

Update Manager:
  * Merge and review Debian SoC changes to Update Manager.
  * Review mpt's proposed changes to Update Manager in light of Debian SoC changes.

Upgrade Experience:
  * Share/extend installation slideshow.
  * When changing settings (compiz, grub), be less interactive by proactively making changes on behalf of the user, and saving settings to files for later restoration by the user.

WORK ITEMS:
 * add plugin module to update-notifier that can call external helpers
 * add webkit based slideshow dialog plugin to update-notifier
 * make sure the webkit stuff looks for localized files too
 * integrate with meta-release code from update-manager
 * ensure that the postponed time is honored
 * add support for cdroms
 * include release information/html on the alternate CD (lucid+1)

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Work Items