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    Webcam step removed from live installer

    I thought at first that this may have been a bug, but it's intentional:

    ubiquity (2.13.17) raring; urgency=low

    * Remove webcam step (LP: #1118589):
    - User testing showed people are not expecting to be photographed and
    raise privacy concerns as to where the picture will be uploaded to.
    - Provides limited benefit, as avatar only ever shown on multi-login
    systems in the switch user indicator / pkexec.
    - Crashes the installer or doesn't work with certain webcams.
    - Miss detects camera presence, when it's just a sensor.
    - The recommendation is to move webcam test to checkbox / hw testing,
    as video conferencing is very popular these days and should work
    reliably out of the box.
    - LP: #924419 , LP: #981644 , LP: #987392, LP: #1152254, LP: #843354,
    LP: #1008204, LP: #1021449, LP: #1082458, LP: #1103780, LP: #1142751

    * Do not count optional pages, when updating the progress dots. This
    fixes "Porgress dots, well don't progress after partman step"
    LP: #1152746
    * Do not mark explanatory text on "Installation Type" screen
    insensitive, as otherwise it's ineligible (LP: #1074386)

    -- Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov@ubuntu.com> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:17:51 +0000

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    Re: Webcam step removed from live installer

    do we sill get to pick a user icon?
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    Re: Webcam step removed from live installer

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    do we sill get to pick a user icon?
    I don't know

    I was just testing some images using 'testdrive' and i noticed the change in behavior.

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    Re: Webcam step removed from live installer

    I don't know about that, I did an Ubuntu Gnome install last night, and the picture was pretty scary looking, it may make someone think twice about stealing the system.

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    Re: Webcam step removed from live installer

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    I don't know about that, I did an Ubuntu Gnome install last night, and the picture was pretty scary looking, it may make someone think twice about stealing the system.
    Too, too funny

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