I still don’t get it. I would bet if there was a poll done of Linux users as to which was the easiest and most graphically intuitive to use program for partitioning - Disks or Gparted? - the majority would say Gparted. Disks is just not as easy to use for this task. It may have many virtues, but compared to Gparted, this is not one of them. All of which leaves the question of why it has been removed from the live image, the very environment where an easy to use disk partitioner is required the most?
I for one, would appreciate Martin coming on here and explaining in detail the reasons for this decision rather than simply stating that this is going to happen. On the one hand, it is a small thing for a competent user such as myself. On the other hand, it is potentially a bigger issue for a new Linux user who wishes to easily manually partition their disk as part of the installation process. And, finally, it does not feel like a very community led decision to drop Gparted. It wouldn’t be so bad if Gparted was merely not on the installed OS. But, the fact it is not on the live image is going to leave any Linux newbie disadvantaged in terms of manual partitioning at installation time as compared to if it was present.
On the other hand, I am quite happy to be shown how I have hitherto missed an easy to use method of disk partitioning in Disks, as compared to Gparted. In which case, the removal of Gparted would make some sense. So, if anyone would like to post an explanation of that easy method on here, I would appreciate it.