Homed during installation

Not a question but rather a suggestion: It would be nice if there was an option during the install to enable homed instead of configuring it later. At first I was thinking to myself “Kinoite is atomic and the apps are all essentially containers. It seems like it would make sense to use homed since it’s like a container for home.” Right now I’m prepping my work laptop to re-image it and then thought it would be useful in general and being able to just toggle it on at install would make sense.

Maybe it’s something already in the works, but share your thoughts anyways.

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I agree with this. Homed has been around and discussed for well over a year (or more) now and should be ready for general use. Providing it as an option during install would avoid the inevitable errors as users try to follow the somewhat unclear instructions for making the switch.

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I found the following previous topics:

The first step is probably to document how to enable/use systemd-homed in Fedora and report/fix the remaining issues.

Docs that might help:

Enabling it in Kinoite is kind of enabling it in Fedora as we use the same installer, etc.

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Lol. After posting this, I did a Google search for enabling homed and read the bottom two of those links and currently have the first one opened in another tab. It looks like there a bunch of little bits and bobs that still need to be worked out and cleaned up before it’s ready to be a simple toggle option at install.

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FWIW Gnome is tracking homed enablement here: Teams / STF / homed · GitLab

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