Il giorno mar, 08/05/2007 alle 09.12 +0200, Joerg Kress ha scritto:
I like the integrated app-browser. Now we have to hope someone at Novell is reading and considering your ideas.
Yes, someone is. With a lot of interest. Couldn't find the time, however, to reply earlier.
Not a problem. What counts is the interest. :-)
I don't know whether you know of Marco Barisione. He had similar ideas back when the first SLED 10 SP1 screenshots were released: http://www.barisione.org/blog.html/p=74
I'd love to see more community action when it comes to the main-menu.
This would be good. The problem is that many of us don't know how to help. I mean, the new version of the menu was proposed without involving the community, for what I know. So the feedback from the community can only come after.
There is however a limitation to what can be done: AFAIK, the main-menu is mainly driven by usability tests and not by feature requests. So every idea must first be tested in the lab. And if you have seen posts or listened to interviews regarding the main-menu, it is not always the obvious that people find easy to use. So while these might be good ideas, there is still the question on whether they make it through the usability lab.
But I wonder if the application browser passed any of there tests. It takes too much to load and you've to look for the app you need in a long list. Sometime the categories are of help, but if there are many applications, you still have to scroll to see the whole selection.
In my experience, it's better to write on the -project or -factory mailing list because they're more frequented (please put me as CC, I'm interested in this discussion).
You might also be interested in the -ux list, which used to be the usability list and now has a much broader spectrum: user experience.
You might also file a bug against main-menu and mark as an enhancement. One bug for each feature-request.
People already give suggestion for free and invest its time. The menu team can do his effort to read a single report with a short list of improvements and, if the case, can split the list in more reports. In the end it's mainly in your interest to get these feedbacks.