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Re: [yast-devel] New ncurses package selector
  • From: Martin Schmidkunz <mschmidkunz@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:49:51 +0100
  • Message-id: <47BAEC8F.5010204@xxxxxxx>
Ahoj Bubli!

* What is the meaning of the left text field (which contains: "Some text
here"" in the mock up)?
That is an area where pattern description should be. For example: 'YaST
development' - 'tools and libraries for developing YaST modules ... blah

Cool idea!

* What about moving actions into the top menu row? Then there would be
just one navigation/action area.

It is there on purpose, because of easier navigation. Reason: if you want to
change status of selected package and you don't remember keyboard shortcuts
(+,-, Space and friends), you need to press Shift-Tab three or more times to
get to the correct menu item. Now all you need is single press of Tab key.

OK, that makes sense to me.
But I found it quite hard to locate the action combo box.
What about putting it under the package description?
This would be consistent with the YaST modules, where you have an
overview, a description and then the add/edit/delete buttons (e.g. like
in the "Software Repositories" module)

* Is it really necessary to display the selected package group again?

Hm, you mean 'Package: ...' label under package table? No, it won't stay
there, it will be probably replaced with currently selected package name
(possibly with its version), it just does not work so far ;-)


* What about moving the filter in the left box above the box? This could
save one box line?
Uh, I don't really get your point here, sorry.

No problem. I made a quick mock up.
As I have some problems uploading files to the wiki, I attached it to
this email.

But be aware: no card sort study was done, which proves that my
suggestions are the last word :-)
If you want to, I can conduct one of course :-)



Martin Schmidkunz
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