I think I did.
Budgie’s complete ignoring of “s” (during the faster small-file processing) is fixed. But, all the distros don’t respond to “s” while a large file is processing.
IMO, the new, non-optional media check is problematic. It basically depends upon the user sitting there watching intently. If it errors, it will pause only briefly before disappearing. A user could step away, return to see the desktop, and believe there’s no problem. (At this point, it’s basically still optional. The only people who would benefit are those who choose watch it. The rest of us have to wait for it. The message should be changed to say “Please pay attention to this at least once” because “s” doesn’t work during half the check, and if there is an error, it’s not going to tell anyone unless they pay particular attention.
For pre-release testing it’s pain. It makes it harder to multitask. You either have to wait and be fast on the “s” key. Or, wait the entire time (even though you know it’s valid). I felt like I might as well skip the command-line md5sum test (which you gave me) because I’m going to have to sit through the process anyway. But, then I have to pay attention the first time. (I can walk away from the command-line process.).
It’s just not good. It’s more like eye candy. “Look, we’re doing something to ensure integrity (have fun trying to skip, and if you care about integrity… watch carefully because… bye!)”
I think I’ve said pretty much all that in the thread you mentioned. I think it’s a great idea. But, maybe for 20.10. It needs more thought. We’ve lived with the grub route to it for 8 years? Another 6 months won’t kill anyone.