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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] rough idea: webshop interface for OBS packages browsing and installation
  • From: Luke Imhoff <luke@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 07:47:41 -0500
  • Message-id: <1213879661.16281.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The WiiShop for buying and downloading software for the Wii console
lists both the monetary cost (in Wii points) and the download size (in
blocks), so I have a feeling with the popularity of the Wii console that
buying something free (as is the case with the Nintendo provided
channels that appear when you start up the Wii) is something most people
can understand. It would just involve listing monetary cost and size
for everything in general instead of changing the cost meaning based on
if something doesn't cost any money.

On Thu, 2008-06-19 at 13:07 +0200, Susanne Oberhauser wrote:
Stanislav Brabec <sbrabec@xxxxxxx> writes:

We just need to avoid that people get the impression that it might
imply real costs. :)

Replace "Add to basket" by "Add to computer".

wouldn't that look as if it got installed right away? I admittedly
liked that add to basket, and then "check-out" means install. Some
mouse-over could explain what the things really do.

However I think there is a line between using a known metaphor to
teach something new on one side and trying to be funny while in
reality it's just confusing on the other.

I'm still undecided wether it's weird or cool to create a shop for
something free :)

Maybe it's more like a pot-luck party, a buffet, where you can pick
and choose your favourite meals. With that, "Users who choose this
one also liked that one" still makes sense, yet you still have the two
steps select what you want and then actually ingest it (to the


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