Server installer improvements
Produce a server installer that runs faster at hyperscale and is easier for third parties to customise.
Why do we care about live env instead of d-i?
rich environment for running code so that it’s extensible
wants to use the same environment for the ephemeral commissioning environment as for installation
Plugin interface for adding new pages to the installer
Current essentials (cf. ubiquity/
running the program
Strawman from Colin: generalized wrapper around a run-parts directory... but sequencing control is needed, this needs to be specified somehow; so there’s a generic interface for sequencing here. The network plugin could/should be converted to this.
Debuggability of individual commands without having to launch all of ubiquity. If each page is a single executable this should be easy; any debconf program can be run standalone on its own, though ‘import debconf’ is too low-level, give some better pythonish interfaces
Analogy with juju: exec-able interfaces are useful since they’re language-
[vorlon, 2012-05-31] marking definition approved on the basis that we know what the next steps are, but we clearly will have more work items as we get into it
Work items for quantal-alpha-3:
[cjwatson] Find users to see what they actually need (looking at historical bugs; results sent to vorlon/Daviey for further planning): DONE