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Announcing the D-Installer Project | YaST

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As you may know, YaST is not only a control center for (open)SUSE Linux distributions, but it is also the installer. And, in that regard, we think it is a competent installer. However, time goes by, and YaST shows its age in a few aspects.

During summer 2021, the team discussed how YaST should look in the near future.

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(open)SUSE Announces D-Installer: Working On A Web-Based Distro

  • (open)SUSE Announces D-Installer: Working On A Web-Based Distro Installer

    In addition to the Fedora / Red Hat Anaconda installer working on a web-based implementation, openSUSE/SUSE is also exploring a web-based installation front-end built atop their existing YaST. They are developing this new web front-end as the "D-Installer" project.

    With Red Hat's recently announced web-based UI they are looking to shift Anaconda from its existing GTK-based interface and rewriting it to be web-based while leveraging Cockpit. This new Anaconda installer web interface would work both locally or remotely.

    The current plan with (open)SUSE's D-Installer is to not replace YaST's existing installer front-ends whether it be the Qt or CLI versions but to be complementary to these existing front-ends.

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