The idea is about an easy way to allow users to make upgrades (e.g.: changing from one major version like 15.0 to version 15.1) using a GUI and as easy as they can in Ubuntu.
Something like a notification with a button to perform the upgrade with just one-click, instead of having to deal with the terminal, that frights some new users and gives them the sensation of an outdated system.
In short, this would perform the following actions:
- Notify there is a new version of openSUSE, asking if the user wants to upgrade. - If the user accepts it should make a "zypper --releasever=15.3 dup" (after password...) - And finally make a computer reboot
This could be integrated in Yast or in Discover.
This, i believe would bring good User benefits such as:
- encourage users to keep their distro in it's lastest version, even if they don't understand much about computers! - bring them a greater experience in openSUSE since they will have access to stable and newest features and also many other improvements. - it will end with the disadvantage of one of the most mentioned Ubuntu features. - it would look more modern
We also, already, had a few implementations in this areas:
I don't believe there would be much work to this and the benefits would be great... :)
This should be applied to Tumbleweed as well. My idea for tumbleweed being: An option - off by default - to enable auto-upgrade without confirmation.
Would be good to have this feature without the need to register the system anywhere (unlike SUSE).
After some search i discovered someone already had this idea a long time ago (since at least 2012). So I borrowed some text (with a few upgrades) from the OpenFATE feature ( https://features.opensuse.org/313441 ).
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