Installer welcome page does not indicate what it is going to install nor what the user should do next

Bug #1756650 reported by Alistair Buxton on 2018-03-18
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

To reproduce, simply boot any 18.04 installer ISO in either live desktop or install mode, and then start the installation. If you have no internet connection the very first page of the wizard contains no information at all and if you do have an internet connection you only get a release notes link.

At a minimum this screen should display:

1. The flavour and release of Ubuntu which is going to be installed.
2. What the selection box at the left of the dialog does.

Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :
tags: added: bionic
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :

As an absolute bare minimum this screen should say the name and version of the software you are about to install.

summary: - Xubuntu installer slideshow has no welcome page.
+ Installer has no welcome page.
description: updated
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :

This is the most recent screenshot of the installer I can find where it gives any helpful information on this screen. Notice that even back then it didn't say the name of the software or the version!

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1756650

tags: added: iso-testing
summary: - Installer has no welcome page.
+ Installer welcome page is blank (missing release notes link) if you have
+ no internet connection

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Sounds like an intentional design decision (in order to keep the release notes fresh and online only).

Although I think it would be a better design decision to warn the user that the release notes are not being displayed, and why.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :

It only sounds intentional after you changed the title of the bug to be something other than what I reported.

summary: - Installer welcome page is blank (missing release notes link) if you have
- no internet connection
+ Installer welcome page is blank except for a release notes link
summary: - Installer welcome page is blank except for a release notes link
+ Installer welcome page does not indicate what it is going to install nor
+ what the user should do next
description: updated
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