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Feature #16907

Rename Tails Installer as Tails Cloner

Added by sajolida 2 months ago.

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Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
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-
Category:
Installation
Target version:
-
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Affected tool:
Installer

Description

Now that we are distributing USB images:

  • Tails Installer only exists in Tails (it used to be in Debian and Ubuntu as well)
  • Tails Installer is no longer the preferred way of installing Tails on USB stick (it used to be the case back in the days)

I think that it's weird to call it "Tails Installer". What remains from its use cases is to clone a Tails, either for installing or for upgrading and I think that we should rename it accordingly.

Using the "Use a downloaded Tails ISO image" option of Tails Installer it's still possible to install Tails without cloning, but as analyzed on #16906, I guess that this feature is not used very frequently.

I also expect that renaming to "Tails Cloner" will make it much easier for users to discover that it is possible to do such thing as cloning Tails; keeping in mind that now that we distribute USB images, people never use Tails Installer to install it from scratch.

So this change is not only aesthetic :)


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements In Progress 08/31/2018
Related to Tails - Feature #7049: Clone Persistence option in Tails Installer Confirmed 01/27/2015
Related to Tails - Feature #16721: Adapt the UX of Tails Installer to USB images Resolved

History

#1 Updated by sajolida 2 months ago

  • Related to Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements added

#2 Updated by sajolida 2 months ago

  • Related to Feature #7049: Clone Persistence option in Tails Installer added

#3 Updated by sajolida about 2 months ago

  • Related to Feature #16721: Adapt the UX of Tails Installer to USB images added

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