Show commands being run in front-end

Bug #652357 reported by Kees Cook on 2010-09-30
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Bug Description

It would be really cool to be able to see the actual commands being run (maybe with explanations) while waiting for the image to become available. It gives the user something to read, and it demonstrates how these images are the default Ubuntu maverick server images being tweaked by cloud-init.

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Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2010-10-05
Changed in awstrial:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in awstrial:
assignee: nobody → Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack)
importance: Undecided → High
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

I linked a branch, but I'm not very happy with the result. It's basically difficult to show something easy that works, without any sort of pre-configuration.

For example, to be able to run the ec2-run-instances command line I show a lot of things have to be setup before:
- ssh key on amazon
- security groups
- cloud-init file downloaded

Anyway, there it is.

Changed in awstrial:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

I'm changing this bug from High -> Wishlist.

While I think geeky users (like us) might enjoy seeing commands scroll by, our goal here is to introduce new users (Desktop and Server) to Ubuntu, and I think we're really going for the cleanest user experience possible.

Thanks for the branch, Andreas. I think it might be interesting to offer this as an option, "Advanced setup" or "Debug mode" or something, for curious users, perhaps.

Changed in awstrial:
importance: High → Wishlist
Changed in awstrial:
assignee: Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) → nobody
status: In Progress → New
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