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Make changes to the installer build process, such that a few important changes create large changes in the installer menus text and background images


  • Name: Benmc


iso build teams, Classical Installer and Live Installer

Current status

  • Targeted release: Mageia 7
  • Last updated: 2017/05/08
  • Percentage of completion: <XX>%

Detailed Description

Why it would be good for Mageia to include it

The current arrangement requires that multiple small changes are updated between QA pre-release .isos, each one incrementally making changes to reflect the current release. It requires a lot of feedback from the testers, and it is very easy for testers to get blaśe after multiple installs, and to miss simple things that then require a rebuild for a small change. It would ideally be just to update the background image and then the build process would automatically place the new image as the legacy boot menu background, the UEFI boot menu background, and the advertising slideshow background. Likewise updating the title text of the release would would automatically update the UEFI boot menu text, the legacy boot menu text, and the installer side panel title text. I would expect this text to be taken from the .iso name, such that, just by renaming the .iso. the build process would update the required text. 3 changes to update the iso text and images. text, background image, and installer side panel image.

Test case

Anything useful for QA and all testers to help debugging during all development cycle.

Ideally some testers would have to be available well before the start of the next release to iron out the inevitable bugs. I am willing to provide time and 3 hardware, both i586 and UEFI x86_64 enabled.

Software / Packages Dependencies

List of packages to be implied

What could disrupt development of this new feature


Contingency. continue as existing method.

Release Notes