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In this installment of our co-published Fedora Interviews, Jeremy Katz, David Cantrell, and Chris Lumens talk about the improvements to Anaconda in Fedora 9.
What motivated you work on Anaconda for Fedora 9?
Jeremy Katz: Well, it’s part of most of our jobs We’re full-time employees with Red Hat and have the installer as one of areas that we tend to work on.
David Cantrell: Anaconda is the first program that people will use when they use Fedora for the first time. We are the first impression of the OS, and we are always trying to improve that experience and make Anaconda do what people are wanting.
Chris Lumens: It’s my job to work on Anaconda, so that was all the motivation I needed. Actually it was pretty nice to work on F9 Anaconda, as it was a chance to step away from the bug-fixing grind and work on some new stuff.
Could you explain more about new features in Anaconda? What’ll be the first impression for users?