[RFC] Proposal to disable Wubi Installs from 12.04 (but maintain the separate .exe)

Kees Cook kees at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 20 17:07:02 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 09:37:06AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
>   3. We disable the ability to do a wubi installation from the Ubuntu 12.04
>   ISOs. (wubi will remain on the images for the purpose of providing Windows
>   users some feedback and functionality if they put a Ubuntu CD into a
>   running Windows computer, but won't offer to install).
> At this time, we don't expect to be able to reclaim any space on the ISO
> with this change.  In the future we may consider splitting the autorun menu
> out of wubi.exe to save some space (this is how it was structured
> originally), but it's very late in the cycle to attempt such a refactoring
> for 12.04.  It's safer to simply disable the "install" option when run from
> the CD.

Oh, whoops. I re-read Rick's email a few times and continued to miss that.

What kind of feedback is shown with this change? Is it actually useful
(i.e. not just "install" greyed out)?


Kees Cook

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