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Old 02-27-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
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"As Superuser" text in the title bar of Ubiquity


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This screenshot alone is alarming: Ubiquity (the installer) knows that it can only be run as root, yet displays the "as superuser" text in parentheses anyway. Why is this?

P.S. I am running Lucid Alpha 3 Daily build.

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Old 02-27-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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To remind you who the program is running as ?

Hardly earth shattering.
 
Old 02-27-2010, 09:21 PM   #3
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To remind you who the program is running as ?

Hardly earth shattering.
Yes, but it normally does not occur. Ubiquity has a strong reputation of not telling you who it's running as, because it only supports root access. This may not confuse me, but it will certainly confuse the beginner, something we don't want.
 
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It's probably a result of the Gnome ethos of making everything obvious, even when it doesn't matter.
And the beginner might need reminding that Ubiquity runs as root. They may not have heard of its reputation.
 
  


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