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Re: PROPOSAL: automatic installation and configuration

> My proposal says that any question ask must have a reasonable and
> usable default. Currently you have to hit return quite often during
> installation, but you aren't realy changing any configuration. The
> defaults are good enough to start working. So why ask at all?
> My proposal introduces the experience of the user and each question
> gets a level. All questions that require a higher experience level
> than the user has, will keep to default values. So when selecting
> "newbie" as experience level during installation, you probably should
> not get asked anything beside your IP and hostname and the username.

This is an important concept we should insist on. Each package should
provide "reasonable and usable default" to any own question. This should
be enforced by policy and any unwanted or too complicated question could
be answered automatically using only the default value. Only a few and
very important questions should need to be asked to the user.

Massimo Dal Zotto

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