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Re: [yast-devel] My first ycp dialog :)
  • From: Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 09:11:22 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0801090842240.23240@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hello,

On Jan 8 15:47 Stephan Kulow wrote (shortened):
Am Dienstag 08 Januar 2008 schrieb Karl Eichwalder:
...
... If there are issue with updating in general,
partitioning, or file systems, we want to warn the user before package
installation.

But before it was a button close to Help with no guarantee whatsoever that
people read it.

If there is info which must be known by (almost) all users,
shouldn't such kind of info shown mandatory?

E.g. via something like a popup warning message which must be
confirmed via [OK] or [Yes]/[No] or [Continue]/[Cancel]?

In case of a warning it might be even a must to force the user
to confirm it to avoid legal issues e.g. regarding liability.
Depending on the jurisdiction in the users country a general
disclaimer of liability may be void (at least in some cases).
Perhaps it is even required in some countries to get an explicite
confirmation for each independent issue?
Perhaps it is even required in some countries to show the full text
of an agreement before the confirmation button appears?

For many users it might be annoying to confirm our EULA
and confirm whatever warnings before installation
and confirm whatever individual package EULAs and so on
but if it is necessary from the legal point of view
there is nothing we can do.


Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
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