Specification sugestion PartitionConfigure

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 19 13:21:28 BST 2006

On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 11:56:26AM +0000, Jochen boutens wrote:
> >From: Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com>
> >I'm having some difficulty understanding what you wrote there, but I think
> >it's similar to an idea I've put on the UDS agenda:
> >
> >https://features.launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/mount-all-local-filesystems
> >
> Your spec is pretty vague, I'm not sure how far you are taking it, but they 
> do seem to be heading in the same direction.

It isn't a spec; it's a two-sentence summary of a feature concept which will
be discussed and specified at the summit.

> These are some of the use cases I had in my spec ( 
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PartitionConfigure ):
> *      Vincent new to Linux, adds his newly bought HD to his Ubuntu system. 
> Ubuntu should ask is the user wants to mount it and auto mount it in the 
> future. If it is not formatted, Ubuntu could suggest running gparted to edit 
> the disk.
> *      Me, owner of a HD rack, replaces HD's every few boots. Ubuntu should 
> automatically notice the change after boot ask to mount and auto mount it in 
> the future.
> *      Mark creates a new partition using gparted. Ubuntu should notice the 
> new partition and ask if the user wants to mount it and auto mount it in the 
> future.
> I shall leave my spec for what it is, and see what the 
> "mount-all-local-filesystems" turns out to be.

mount-all-local-filesystems is more specific; it's about filesystems other
than where Ubuntu was installed, such as other operating systems.

I consider the "add a new disk" and "add a new partition" use cases to be
separate, as they would be implemented quite differently.

 - mdz

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