On the new anaconda

For those who wondered why we made such drastic changes to anaconda over the last few releases, Will Woods has written a great explanation here. No, it was not just change for the sake of change. Yes, it was all done for a reason, and the pace of improvement in the installer will now be much more rapid than it was before.

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  1. Leslie Satenstein
    Leslie Satenstein February 20, 2013 at 7:23 am | | Reply

    For all the rants about anaconda, I for one am delighted with the new layouts, and ease of use.
    As an old developer (50 years of writing code), I know the effort behind a design, and the hours dedicated to fixing the buglets.
    I had two spare disks on two systems, so I tested anaconda natively as a 64bit and as a 32bit installation. (Just as I do my own code). Why two tests? Well, just see below.

    I did manual partitioning, it worked just fine.

    So all the gryping about?

    Wonder why I test with 32bit and 64bit? Check out the definition of uint32 below.

    #ifndef __WORDSIZE
    // typedef unsigned long uint32;
    #if __WORDSIZE == 64
    typedef unsigned int uint32;
    typedef unsigned long uint32;

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