Posted by: Anonymous
on June 29, 2008 07:35 PM
Good article, useful, should be read by everybody at Canonical.
Some minor comments:
"A simple check-box configuration for switching between IPv4/6". No!! No! NO!!!
The average user has never heard of IPv4 or IPv6 and doesn't know what they mean. Once the network is up, the install process can tell whether the ISP supports IPv6 or not. If IPv6 DNS queries time out after 40 seconds and IPv4 resolves in 4 seconds or less - and that's the normal case for most ISPs today - IPv6 is not supported. It is NOT necessary to ask the user.
As a general rule, an install procedure should never ask the user questions that the procedure can figure out itself. Especially if the probablility of the user understanding the question is close to 0%.