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This is the Wiki for the "beautiful one-click installer" for openSUSE.
There is the YaST-based one-click installer for openSUSE, which makes it very easy to install packages, which are offered on web sites via a special button.
It uses an XML description, which describes what software has to be installed, which packages and repositories have to be added. When the user clicks the "one-click install" button this file is downloaded and passed on to the one-click installer, which then parses the content, presents it to the user and finally installs the software to the user's system.
Garrett LeSage came up with a design for a new user interface for the one-click installer during one of the openSUSE hack weeks, which simplifies the installation workflow, hides technical detail, and aims to provide a more beautiful experience to the user installing software.
See the following mockups for details. They include descriptions how the installer is supposed to work.
The beautiful one-click installer is implemented as a stand-alone application using the openSUSE package management stack as a backend. The code is at http://github.com/openSUSE/one-click-installer.
Packages will be in the build service.
Link to Build Service Project : https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=oneclickinstaller&project=home%3Asaurabhsood91
The beautiful one-click installer is tracked as feature #309503 for openSUSE.
Google Summer of Code 2012
Saurabh Sood is working on the implementation of the "beautiful one-click installer" for openSUSE as part of the Google Summer of Code 2012. His mentor is Cornelius Schumacher. Matt Barringer acts as co-mentor.
The progress of the project is tracked on a Trello board
There are regular progress reports in Saurabh's blog