Reworked setup-assistant & Ultimate choices (please test!)

Hey guys,
As we plan to drop all Ultimate editions (not KDE though) there has to be an alternative way to get a full installation. The setup-assistant (accessible via setup-assistant in the command line) serves this purpose. It has been reworked so you people can choose which parts of the former Ultimate edition get installed on your system. Some screenshots following :slight_smile:
It would be nice if some of you can test this so the next release wont contain errors in it :relaxed:
To do this, update your system to get the latest garuda-common-settings and start the app via setup-assistant in the startmenu :smiley:



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I think there should also a option to skip where you promt to choose office suite.

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Done :pray:

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So cool, you people rock the Arch world :slight_smile:

in easy copy style window? :wink:

setup-assistant

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Changed :wink: Also fixed the typo. thanks :smiley:

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So - If I am installing XFCE, I get the LITE edition and then run setup-assistant. This will provide a test for you guys? If I don't hear not to - I'll try that :grin:

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You need to update garuda-common-settings if using one of the existing isos out there before running the assisstant (iso doesnt have latest packages). But yes, that would be quite a good test :+1:

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Hmm - delayed by absence of Download access! I don't want to sit through the updates from an earlier edition! (and my Golden is Ultimate, so useless for the test).

Will test later when I get home :smiley:

Yes our hoster is migrating storage so 2 of our vms are currently down. There is still Sourceforge though :wink:

Nice! :smiley:

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Because why not? :smiley:

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a GUI does look nicer :sparkling_heart:
@dr460nf1r3
can I ask something unrelated is there a benefit for garuda to add parallel downloads with something like powerpill I'm curious of the opinion on something like it. It would for prob quite a few people drastically increase download speeds for updates and installs

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Yeah I have to admit that this is very true :joy: Its actually my first time creating a "more complex" application (or GUI in general) so Im quite happy about the result :relaxed:
Now it just needs to be finished :smiley:

Thats more of a @librewish question :grin:

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well when i tested powerpill every package was corrupted
and its only profits if you have a faster connection
which i dont have

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Reworking this to be a full GUI using yad done :grin:

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ye that's fair

I had a quick look around I often need to type my password in multiple times (aside from multiple sections asking that also when I fill in the password)

and the GUI disappears with each page I guess I should say it would be nice if it just stayed until you make all your choices and than does the thing in the terminal so that it's less interrupting

ps I should note I got an error about a blank colour that crashed the assistant :smile:

Well its done using yad which calls a new window with every choice so I dont think there is the possibility to have the same window remain present the whole time :thinking: For now its fine the way it is, maybe there will be a better UI in the future, idk :slight_smile:

Didnt even notice that because I dont have to type my password for sudo :astonished: thanks for pointing out, will try to minimize this (everytime alacritty gets reopened its neccessary though. Its still better than running the entire app as sudo)

Can you try to replicate this using the terminal and paste the error log please? :slight_smile:

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Sure next time I run it ill post an error log was a bit strapped for time :stuck_out_tongue:

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Just added a lot more software choices to it and also tried to minimize password nags :grin:

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