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Red Hat/Fedora Anaconda is migrating to a new web-based UI


Red Hat/Fedora Anaconda is migrating to a new web-based UI.

The Red Hat/Fedora Anaconda installer for new OS installations is currently in the early stages of a major rewrite of the user interface and continues to advance network-based optimizations.


Anaconda has long been GTK-based, but as part of the modernization, the development team is now considering rewriting the user interface and making it a web browser-based user interface using Red Hat’s Cockpit project.


Red Hat/Fedora Anaconda is migrating to a new web-based UI



The new UI will run locally or remotely, which is easier for those who want to do a headless server installation than via VNC etc.


Red Hat’s Cockpit network management system already has Anaconda DBus, and they are developing this new installer user interface to make it more consistent with the rest of the system.


The new user interface is still in the early stages of development, but due to the modularization efforts taking place around Anaconda, it is not expected to be too disruptive until it is ready.


See the Fedora Community Blog for more details on plans for Anaconda’s new user interface.



Information from WIKI

Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Linux; created by the company Red Hat, was a widely used Linux distribution until its discontinuation in 2004.


Early releases of Red Hat Linux were called Red Hat Commercial Linux. Red Hat published the first non-beta release in May 1995.

It was the first Linux distribution to use the RPM Package Manager as its packaging format, and over time has served as the starting point for several other distributions, such as Mandriva Linux and Yellow Dog Linux.


In 2003, Red Hat discontinued the Red Hat Linux line in favor of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for enterprise environments.

Fedora Linux, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat, is a free-of-cost alternative intended for home use.

Red Hat Linux 9, the final release, hit its official end-of-life on April 30, 2004, although updates were published for it through 2006 by the Fedora Legacy project until that shut down in early 2007





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