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Re: [opensuse-ux] Re: [yast-devel] redesign of printer module redesign
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 12:13:08 -0600
  • Message-id: <200802101213.08874.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 10 February 2008 11:33:56 am Jiri Srain wrote:
Hi all!

Dne Thursday 07 of February 2008 16:52:19 Martin Schmidkunz napsal(a):
- The "Status" column in unclear. Which information does it show ?

It shows the status of the print queue:
check mark means: accepting print jobs and printing enabled
x means: either one of the two conditions or both are not in place.
Text was also the first idea we had, but it was too long and it required
horizontal scrolling which is really, really nasty.
So we decided to use icons.

Hmm, what about to show text only if the queue is either disabled or does
not accept jobs (and icon if enabled + accepting)? If one sees an 'x' icon,
he has really no clue what it means unless we have tool tips. Since in most
of the cases all queues are enabled and accepting jobs, it would show nasty
scrollbar only in rare cases.

Jiri

IMHO.
The status of printer (queue) in the overview table, from administrator
prospective can be
- configured - it is already set up to print,
- enabled - you can print using that printer (queue)
or
- not configured - it needs to be configured or automatic configuration
has to be reviewed and approved
- disabled - either because a printer device reports error, there is
no network, or administrator disabled access for instance
because printer is bad and will be replaced with a same
model, but not right now.

I guess that creating one printer module for layman and enterprise
administrator will be extremely hard, if possible.

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Regards, Rajko.
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