Fedora Media Writer Looks To Take On A Primary Role In Fedora 25

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 7 July 2016 at 11:38 AM EDT. 8 Comments
The nearly finished Fedora Media Writer is looking to take on a greater role with Fedora 25 in making it easier to write Fedora images out to USB sticks.

A new feature proposal is looking to make Fedora Media Writer a primary downloadable with Fedora 25. Fedora Media Writer is the almost-finished rewrite of Fedora's Live USB Creator. The new media writer program has a better interface, is now written in C++, and should work out much better than liveusb-creator.

Design mockups show the new appearance for this Fedora Media Writer. The proposed change of making it a primary downloadable explains, "Fedora Media Writer is a new tool that be much easier to use than the existing tools. It should cover the complete work flow of creating an installation media. It provides information about flavors and variants of Fedora to help the user to pick the right one for their usage, downloads the ISO, and copies it to a USB flash disk. The goal of this change is to provide this tool as the primary download option on getfedora.org and create a mechanism to store and update information for the tool."

Besides this feature proposal, also being discussed now as yet more features for Fedora 25 are switchable graphics improvements as already talked about this morning along with Unicode 9.0 support, ibus-typing-booster multilingual support, Transdiff, and KillUserProcess=yes by default. That KillUserProcesses=yes is in regards to systemd's controversial change recently.
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